Tag: Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

PRESS RELEASE: TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Surveys Concern Tribes, Disrupt Nebraska Farmers’ Harvests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 24, 2020 TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline Surveys Concern Tribes, Disrupt Nebraska Farmers’ Harvests Ponca Tribe of Nebraska urges State Dept. to inform TC Energy its current “surveys” for Native American cultural artifacts and sites are invalid, do not meet federal obligations Norfolk, NE — The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has written […]
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2020 Planting of Sacred Ponca Corn in the Path of Keystone XL

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a much smaller crowd than usual gathered for this year’s seventh annual planting of sacred Ponca corn — on Ponca Nation land situated with the Tanderup farm near Neligh, Nebraska — that crosses the Ponca Trail of Tears and proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline. Joining hosts Art and […]
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ACTION: Submit Comment on State Dept. Draft SEIS for Keystone XL

The U.S. State Department is now accepting public comments until Nov. 18 on a new draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline project. Add your name to Bold’s public comment, or compose your own #NoKXL comment to submit to the U.S. State Department. (Note: We encourage affected landowners living on […]
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CANCELLED: Nov.2 Ponca Sacred Corn Harvest

CANCELLED: Update Oct. 25th: We’re sorry to announce we must cancel this year’s Harvest of Sacred Ponca Corn event scheduled for next Saturday, Nov. 2nd. Due to climate-impacted Nebraska weather this year, the corn yield was extremely small. We’re all sad to miss our annual tradition and coming together on the Tanderup farm this fall. […]
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Sixth Annual Ponca Corn Planting + NoKXL Crop Art Installation

*VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE SIXTH ANNUAL SACRED PONCA CORN PLANTING* This year, we’re combining our sixth annual planting of Sacred Ponca Corn on land inside the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route with the chance to help create a gigantic new NoKXL crop artwork — all on the Tanderup Farm, and now, formally-deeded Ponca Nation lands […]
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Nebraska Floods: How to Help Tribes, Farmers & Ranchers Recover

Friends, We are witnessing the aftermath of devastating floods here in Nebraska, where 65 counties and 74 cities have declared a state of emergency — no doubt a climate change-fueled combination of a blizzard followed by rapidly melting snow and torrential rains. [1] The storms have claimed several human lives, along with hundreds of thousands […]
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In Historic First, Nebraska Farmer Returns Land to Ponca Tribe Along “Trail of Tears”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2018 Contact: Mark Hefflinger, Bold Nebraska, mark@boldnebraska.org Larry Wright, Jr., Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, 402-540-7122, ldwrightjr@gmail.com In Historic First, Nebraska Farmer Returns Land to Ponca Tribe Along “Trail of Tears” June 10 ceremony near Neligh, NE included Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Chairman Larry Wright Jr., Nebraska landowner Art Tanderup, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma […]
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Landowners, Tribes, PSC File Appellee Briefs in Keystone XL Route Challenge at Nebraska Supreme Court

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Yankton Sioux Tribe, along with intervenors including Sierra Club, and the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s (PSC) attorney have submitted appellee briefs in the appeal before the Nebraska Supreme Court of the PSC’s approval of a “Mainline Alternative” route for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. All of the new briefs […]
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Bold Alliance, Sierra Club, Ponca & Yankton Sioux Petition PSC for Keystone XL Deadline Extension

Bold Alliance has filed a motion seeking an extension of time to submit evidence to Nebraska Public Service Commission for its review of TransCanada’s permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline — joined by fellow intervenors Nebraska Sierra Club, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, the Yankton Sioux Tribe, and the nearly 100 landowner-intervenors challenging the […]
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Sacred Ponca Corn Planted in Path of Keystone XL for Fourth Consecutive Year

Mother Nature gave us an awesomely bountiful day on May 21st for the fourth year of planting the Sacred Ponca Corn on Art and Helen Tanderup’s farm near the Ponca Trail of Tears and in the path of the proposed Keystone XL tarsands pipeline. Click here to view all photos from the Ponca corn planting […]
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