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Keystone Pipeline Protesters: ‘Man Camps’ Could Lead to Sexual Assaults of Native Americans
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Posted on 04/28/2014 8:40:41 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Keystone Pipeline Protesters: ‘Man Camps’ Could Lead to Sexual Assaults of Native Americans

April 28, 2014 - 9:35 AM

By Penny Starr

CNSNews.com) – Native Americans opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline said its construction could lead to Native American women being sexually assaulted, according to news reports from a protest held this week on the National Mall. However, a workers’ union that supports the pipeline said such claims were “disgusting” and harmful to the “hard-working people who build America.”

“We are worried about man camps that are coming to our territory,” Faith Spotted Eagle, an elder with the Yankton Sioux of North Dakota, said at the protest, as reported by Politico.

Spotted Eagle said the mostly male encampments that would be put in place to house those working on the pipeline posed a threat to Native American women.

“We have seen our women suffer,” she said. “One out of three women in our nation have been sexually assaulted by non-native people.”

Members of tribes from states along the path where the pipeline would be built to transport crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast joined non-tribal protestors in a coalition called the “Cowboy and Indian Alliance.”

“We have stopped the pipeline in its tracks for the last five years,” protestor Jane Kleeb of the environmental group Bold Nebraska, said at the protest.

Rosebud Sioux President Cyrill Scott told BuzzFeed that some of the man camps would have as many as 600 men.

“I am very concerned these transient workers are going to come onto our land and violate our people,” Scott said.

“There will be violence and sexual assault from Keystone,” Aldo Seoane, another Rosebud Souix, said at the protest.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: energy; keystonexl; oil; pipeline
Now I've heard everything........
1 posted on 04/28/2014 8:40:41 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell Faith Spotted Eagle that’s NOT what we mean by “laying pipe.”


2 posted on 04/28/2014 8:42:01 AM PDT by henkster
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To: Sub-Driver

First we gave them smallpox blankets, then firewater, now this. OHHHH the shame

Maybe they are worried their wimmin will run off with men working on the pipeline, since they will have jobs and $$$.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 8:43:13 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: henkster

LOL


4 posted on 04/28/2014 8:43:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lizzie Warren ain’t that “hot”
I think she shouldn’t worry so much, LOL


5 posted on 04/28/2014 8:45:08 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Sub-Driver

It would be more truthful if they spent their energy protesting rape done by United Nations Peacekeepers!


6 posted on 04/28/2014 8:45:48 AM PDT by Ge0ffrey
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To: Sub-Driver

I used to work with a former state trooper who worked around a major reservation. Sexual assault would appear to be rampant enough internal to some reservations without any “Man Camps” anywhere nearby. Alcohol and drugs seem to be more of a trigger.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 8:46:05 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rosebud has a pretty big casino, they need to get their PR campaign act together because this kind of press release is embarrassing.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 8:47:47 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver
And you wonder why Michelle Malkin describes the Left as unhinged. (shaking head)
9 posted on 04/28/2014 8:49:52 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Sub-Driver

Spotted Eagle is a sexist creep.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 8:50:44 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, hell, lets not build anything anywhere ever again, because if we do it could lead to sexual assaults against women.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 8:51:00 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Sub-Driver

Comparing oil worker camps to OWS camps.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 8:51:51 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

Too much wampum.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 8:53:44 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Sub-Driver

I bet an infusion of cash into the local tribal council will take care of this problem in no time.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 9:01:39 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: dblshot

I’m betting that the pipeline will adversely affect the chief’s current income stream in some way.


15 posted on 04/28/2014 9:03:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

They are obviously confused. These fools meant “occupy” camps.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 9:05:13 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

This coming from a guy whose tribe features 90 percent unemployment, 90 percent alcoholism rates, and a mortality rate twice the national average.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 9:09:03 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: Sub-Driver

Having been born here, that makes ME a “Native American.”

Perhaps the lunatics are talking about the Indigenous Peoples, aka Aborigines.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RJS1950
Sexual assault would appear to be rampant enough internal to some reservations without any “Man Camps” anywhere nearby. Alcohol and drugs seem to be more of a trigger.

Sadly, you are correct. The rate of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on the rez is a huge problem too; kids born with congenital defects that guarantee them zero chance of bettering themselves.

My friend, who counsels these people, tells me that wealthy tribes with casinos have their fabulously wealthy 1% and at the bottom, people who have almost nothing. Those Oglala Sioux who sued to have liquor stores removed from the outskirts of their tribal lands because their members were getting t very drunk and wrecking their lives turned around and opened liquor stores on the rez after they won their suit.

19 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:48 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Sub-Driver
“One out of three women in our nation have been sexually assaulted by non-native people.”

A verrrry unlikely statistic.

Now if she'd said one out of three women in her nation had been sexually assaulted, I'd still consider it unlikely but not nearly as much.

One of the dirty little secrets of many reservations is that rape and sexual abuse of children and underage girls, even incest, is rampant.

Here's a decent article on the subject from the NY Times. (!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/us/native-americans-struggle-with-high-rate-of-rape.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

It's fascinating to read because of the contortions they make to avoid pointing out who is raping these women. If it were indeed non-native people, you can guarantee that would be the lede. Since it's Indian men, you have to read between the lines.

20 posted on 04/28/2014 9:14:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sub-Driver

Translation : We’re worried our women will be turning tricks for the oil pipeline workers.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 9:15:48 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: RJS1950
My dear Seneca friend from the wolf tribe said there is no discipline on the reservations....drinking and drugs, lazy....

She has since passed but you could feel her disappointment in her own people.

22 posted on 04/28/2014 9:16:31 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sub-Driver

These Native American protestors recently went to Washington taking their protest to the Mall. Just wondering who funded that trip???


23 posted on 04/28/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: dblshot

That’s what I was just thinking....Follow the money...


24 posted on 04/28/2014 9:17:29 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Billthedrill
Spotted Eagle Dick is a sexist creep.
25 posted on 04/28/2014 9:19:07 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Veto!

For too long America has been fed a fantasy about the noble native American but in reality they’re just mortals who are just as corruptible as anyone else.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 9:20:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Myrddin

“Spotted Eagle Dick is a sexist creep.”

And an English desert.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 9:21:21 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Plenty of “man camps” in North Dakota already due to fracking. Sounds like that horse done left the barn.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 9:21:53 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought Injuns hide in the woods. Retreat.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 9:26:27 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: RJS1950

Alcohol and drugs seem to be more of a trigger....THASSS RAACIIIS!!!


30 posted on 04/28/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Safetgiver

Hmm... Have they ever heard of CCL? That will take care of the majority of attacks.


31 posted on 04/28/2014 9:49:04 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Sub-Driver

I heard on ABC radio news propaganda that a tribe, not sure if it’s this same one, was trying to stop it because there will inevitably be an oil spill that will contaminate their aquifer.

The key here being, no matter what criticism they are making, it is about being paid.

All they want is some dollar.


32 posted on 04/28/2014 9:50:52 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Sub-Driver

Hysteria...

Libs are good at it.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

If the republicans ever learned to drive wedges between the various factions of democrat voters it could be disastrous for the democrats.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 10:09:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Billthedrill
Spotted Eagle is a sexist creep.

Exactly. As a womyn, I am offended by her implication that only men will work on the pipeline.

35 posted on 04/28/2014 10:52:15 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Sub-Driver
“One out of three women in our nation have been sexually assaulted by non-native people.”

He read that somewhere.

He wrote it down.

And then he read it.

36 posted on 04/28/2014 10:58:11 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: sickoflibs

The smallpox blanket story has been debunked.

I don’t know about this tribe, but on a lot of reservations, when it comes to abuse of women, there is plenty produced in-house and its usually related to alcohol. I realize that two wrongs don’t make a right, but this guy is horriblizing and jumping to conclusions.


37 posted on 04/28/2014 11:20:44 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: Safetgiver

As if I cared.


38 posted on 04/28/2014 11:47:35 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Beagle8U
And an English desert dessert.

A dessert that sounds like an STD. No thanks.

39 posted on 04/28/2014 12:36:25 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
Spotted Eagle Dick is a sexist creep.

Sounds like an STD.

40 posted on 04/29/2014 8:03:47 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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