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This image, which lies on the proposed pipeline route that crosses the Ponca Trail of Tears, was created by the farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in collaboration with artist John Quigley. Taken on Art and Helen Tanderup's farm, by Lou Dematteis.
My friend and photographer extraordinaire Lou Dematteis went to Nebraska to document the heartland's artistic resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline.

Two days ago, on Saturday, April 12th, he snapped this image of Art and Helen Tanderup's farm located on the proposed pipeline route that crosses the Ponca Trail of Tears outside Neligh, Nebraska.  

The 80-acre artwork — the latest protest environmentalists and landowners have employed against TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline — was created by the farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance in collaboration with artist John Quigley.

Opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

#ArtIrritatingLife

For more of Lou's amazing work and how art and photography are powerful tools of exposing injustices and inspiring change, check out my photo essay EcoJustice: Coming to Ecuador, with or without Chevron

Originally posted to Climate Change SOS on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 11:22 AM PDT.

Also republished by Native American Netroots, Subversive Agitation Team Action Network, Protest Music, DK GreenRoots, EcoJustice, Kitchen Table Kibitzing, Hellraisers Journal, Rebel Songwriters, and Gulf Watchers Group.

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