KXL: Pipeline Route Crosses Through Indigenous Historical Land

Aug 3, 2015

Steven Vance says whether the land is on or off the reservations, the South Dakota prairie grasses grow over thousands of years of indigenous history.
Credit Victoria Wicks

If the Keystone XL pipeline is allowed to be built through Western South Dakota, TransCanada will dig a trench more than 300 miles long. The construction project is planned to go through territory occupied by indigenous people for thousands of years before settlers first arrived. As such, a tribal historic preservation officer says all tribes should be consulted.