Tribal Leaders Walk Out On State Department Consultation

May 17, 2013

A U.S. State Department consultation with tribes over the Keystone XL pipeline was shut down Thursday in Rapid City by tribal leaders. Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Nez Perce, Ponca, and Pawnee leaders joined together in walking out of the consultation after they discovered they were meeting with two people they later referred to as “low level clerks.”