Farmers on Keystone XL route deed land to Indian tribe

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
06/16/2018 02:00 PM
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A husband and wife who don't want the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to run through their farm have deeded a plot of their land over to a Native American tribe, creating a potential roadblock for the project.

Art and Helen Tanderup signed over a 1.6-acre plot of land to the Ponca Indian Tribe on Sunday. The Ponca enjoy special legal status as a federally recognized tribe.

The land has been used as a planting space for sacred Ponca corn for the last five years, and it was chosen in part because it sits on the $8 billion pipeline's proposed route. It's also part of the historic route that Ponca tribe members were forced to take when the U.S. government relocated them to present-day Oklahoma in 1877.

News

BY CHAD HUNTER
Reporter
01/16/2019 03:48 PM
A Mississippi-based company announce...

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
01/15/2019 08:22 AM
In New Mexico, a lone police officer patrolled a ...

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
01/14/2019 03:27 PM
His agenda includes improving p...

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/13/2019 11:53 PM
Hundreds expected for ral...

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
01/11/2019 04:06 PM
In 2000 investigators were told Ashley Fre...

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/10/2019 12:28 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Cherokee National Youth Choir is to be among the performers at a series of events marking the inauguration of incoming Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is a C...