Rosebud Tribe to Celebrate Keystone XL Rejection by President Obama

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Spirit Camp was established to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe Spirit Camp was established to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline.

Published November 12, 2015

ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA— The Rosebud Tribe announced it will host a Keystone XL pipeline Rejection Victory Celebration beginning Friday. The celebration is entitled “Wocekiye Unwohiye,” translated means “success through prayer.” President Obama announced he rejected the application to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Celebration will take place at the Sinte Gleska University Multi-Purpose Center, 101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, South Dakota over two days.

On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe will be hosting a closed ceremony for the tribe and tribal members at the tribal building.

On Saturday, November 14, 2014, at 12 noon, the tribe is inviting all of the allies, partner organizations and media from across the nation to attend this Keystone XL rejection victory celebration.

The two day celebration is in tribute of another great victory that of the Battle of the Greasy Grass aka Battle of the Little Big Horn. On June 26, 1876, 139 years ago this battle took place and the Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Cheyenne and Arapaho defeated the U.S. Calvary. The victory celebration and dance was held in Rosebud and hosted by the Sicangu Oyate soon after, which has become an annual event.

Paula Antoine Tribal member and event organizer stated “At that time tribal nations were faced with insurmountable foes, the US Calvary for one. Today our allies are not only our Tribal relatives but allies from across the country farming and ranching communities from along the proposed route were joined by national environmental groups together we stood against a giant sent by big oil and we defeated it.”

The two day celebration will be focused on honoring key individuals and organizations who were instrumental in organizing efforts against the Black Snake event will start at noon and will be as follows;

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is grateful and honored by President Obama’s decision and looks forward to recognizing the grassroots, tribal, local, state, and national efforts in helping reject the pipeline, according to the news release distributed by the Tribe.






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