Northern Plains’ vision for a world without the Keystone XL pipeline:
We are Montanans committed to protecting our air, land, water, and climate. We stand with the sovereignty of all Indigenous Nations in our shared fight to defend Mother Earth. We rely on science to make informed decisions about human-caused climate change. We believe in democracy, abundant resources, and equal opportunity for all. We are tenacious in our commitment to stop the Keystone XL pipeline, which threatens these values we hold sacred.
We make decisions with a seventh generation in mind. We value the hard-won laws that uphold environmental justice and secure our connection to the soil, wind, and water.
We are building a future where our climate is safe, where the health of people is valued over the health of corporations. We must conserve, regenerate, and respect the bounty we have all inherited from the earth and its previous inhabitants. We want the stories told by our history to uphold the truth, providing us the tools to make decisions that benefit the many instead of the few.
We have reached a tipping point, and can no longer ignore the damage done to our climate and democracy. People are rising up to demand change. We must seize this moment to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and create a new future where the people have full participation in our governance, and stewardship is shared by all.