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Group Protests Against Keystone Pipeline

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A group of protestors used the Presidential visit to get their voices heard.

The small group gathered to voice their concerns about the Keystone Pipeline.

Courtney Plante has the story from the Cannon Ball pit stop.

"This is right in our backyard. This is our homeland. We're going to stand here in solidarity with everybody else that's fighting the pipelines," says Joye Braun, South Dakota.

Members of the Indigenous Environmental Network are worried about the risks of the pipeline, if built.

"That's why we're here. We're here to remember that we're here to protect one another and to be good relatives," says Aldo Seoane, Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

They deliver their message with a tipi, banners and speakers to those traveling in and out of Cannon Ball for President Obama's visit.

"We want to continue our platform here, our message that we are asking for presidential consultation when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline," says Aldo Seoane, Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

"I know they will give him a message. I know that our District 5 council representative from Cheyenne River will tell him please say no to Keystone XL pipeline," says Joye Braun, South Dakota.

We have a voice and we need to be heard. This is a step in the right direction," says Aldo Seoane, Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

Even though they weren't in direct contact with President Obama -- Seoane feels like they're voices will be heard.

Reporting for KX News from the Cannon Ball pit stop -- I'm Courtney Plante

Seoane says this was the perfect opportunity to remind people, the Lakota are against the Pipeline because it runs through culturally significant areas.

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