We are tribal members and heartland ranchers encamped on the National Mall right NOW, calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL. AUA! (and please come visit!)
We are farmers and tribal members from the route along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and we just rode into Washington DC on horseback and set up a tipi camp on the National Mall. We are here to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline. We live on this land, work this land, and drink from her sacred waters. We will not let this pipeline pass. We have lots of stories to share. We are here in a tipi answering questions at 11am ET. Ask us anything!
Also -- this Saturday, everyone is welcome to join us for a powerful gathering to send a possibly final message to President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands.
Check out proof: http://imgur.com/XkX8Grv
Check out photos from the first day: http://imgur.com/a/fiazt
Right now we have Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska and Aldo Seoane of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on deck to answer your questions!
Edit: We are still answering questions, don't worry! There are many of us here in the National Mall, though it is lunch time so not many are at the computer right now. Keep up the comments and we will get to you!
Edit2: Still waiting on the lunch break... more people will come to answer questions, don't worry! In the meantime, you should know that the Keystone XL is built for exporting oil abroad!
Edit3: We're thinking of ending the AMA at about 3:00PM ET, thank you for all your support! We appreciate it greatly!
Edit4: We're still answering questions! Check /u/rejectandprotect to see some personal stories!
Edit5: Alright I think we're finished up here though we may come back to answer more questions and join the discussion later. Thank you all for your support. We will be here all week at The National Mall in Washington, D.C., culminating in a massive rally this Saturday!