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Native American Activists Argue Feds Building Keystone Will Lead To Rape
Native American activists gathered on the National Mall this week as part of a coalition protest of the Keystone XL pipeline that included environmentalists concerned about impact from the pipeline on water and air and ranchers worried about a massive construction project cutting through their land.
Leaders of the South Dakota-based Rosebud Sioux tribe share those concerns, but they have one more: If the Keystone XL pipeline is approved by the Obama administration, they claim, the federal government will be condemning Native women to sexual assault and rape.

It’s import to remember the context: Native women experience rape and sexual assault at rates 2-3 times that of the national average, primarily at the hands of non-Native men.

nativeamericannews:

Native American Activists Argue Feds Building Keystone Will Lead To Rape

Native American activists gathered on the National Mall this week as part of a coalition protest of the Keystone XL pipeline that included environmentalists concerned about impact from the pipeline on water and air and ranchers worried about a massive construction project cutting through their land.

Leaders of the South Dakota-based Rosebud Sioux tribe share those concerns, but they have one more: If the Keystone XL pipeline is approved by the Obama administration, they claim, the federal government will be condemning Native women to sexual assault and rape.

It’s import to remember the context: Native women experience rape and sexual assault at rates 2-3 times that of the national average, primarily at the hands of non-Native men.

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