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Tribal Members Walk Out Of Keystone Meeting



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Tribal representatives walked out of a meeting with U.S. State Department officials who came to Rapid City to discuss concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline project.


Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer made a statement dismissing the gathering as a sham because no leadership of the United States was present.


The tribes are concerned about the project's potential impact on sites sacred to the tribes.


A news release says members of the Lakota, Ponca, and Pawnee tribes consider the meeting a "sham" because the Obama administration sent "low level clerks" to meet with tribal and treaty leaders.

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