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Sioux Rosebud President Cyril Scott (Screenshot from the RT video)

The President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is no fan of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, telling RT’s Ben Swann that congressional authorization of the project would be “an act of war against our people.”

In fact, Sioux tribe president Cyril Scott said the pipeline would cut right through the “sovereign nation” of the Native American tribe in South Dakota. The House of Representatives passed a measure last week to fast-track the project, provoking a strong response from Scott.

The House has now signed our death warrants and the death warrants of our children and grandchildren,” Scott said following that vote. “The Rosebud Sioux Tribe will not allow this pipeline through our lands,” said Scott. “We are outraged at the lack of intergovernmental cooperation. We are a sovereign nation and we are not being treated as such. We will close our reservation boarders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone XL is an act of war against our people.”

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