June 12 2019 - Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Removes TransCanada Employees from the Reservation
On June 11th 2019, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe forced TransCanada contractors to leave the reservation. Around 5 PM, citizenss of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe spotted TransCanada vehicles traveling through the reservation and alerted Tribal officials. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Police Department responded to the call and escorted the vehicles off the reservation.
“Any vehicles or personnel working on the Keystone XL pipeline are not welcome on this reservation. Unlike the United States we welcome free speech and concerned citizens standing up for the law. This is Sioux Territory, we will not stand for more encroachments and defilement of our land. I would like to thank the tribal members who brought this to our attention and stand with them in our opposition to the KXL pipeline.” Chairman Frazier
Chairman Frazier released the following statement.