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Nelson / Wingina: Seeds Of Resistance Planted In Opposition To Atlantic Coast Pipeline

[ 0 ] June 7, 2016 |
Photos By Marion Kanour - Free Nelson : Art Tanderup (left) traveled all the way from Nebraska to bring  corn he grew on his land to block the Keystone XL pipeline. His farm is on the Ponca Trail of Tears. He explained the planting process to others in Wingina this past Monday - June 6, 2016.

Photos By Marion Kanour – Free Nelson : Art Tanderup (left) traveled all the way from Nebraska to bring corn he grew on his land to block the Keystone XL pipeline. His farm is on the Ponca Trail of Tears. He explained the planting process to others in Wingina to help block the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline this past Monday – June 6, 2016.

Wingina
Nelson County, Virginia

Within just a few hours land belonging to Samuel Woodson Sr. in Wingina, Virginia was turned into a more sacred ground. Members of Bold Nebraska along with dozens of volunteers, including many from Free Nelson’s no pipeline movement, visited his land on Monday to plant a sacred corn.

“The first “Seeds of Resistance” were planted in 2014 by the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, when sacred Ponca corn was returned to the tribe’s ancestral homeland in Nebraska for the first time in 137 years — since the tribe was forcibly removed from Nebraska.

The corn was planted on land that lies both in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline, and on the historic Ponca Trail of Tears.

The 3.5 acres of sacred Ponca corn planted in Neligh was certified by the USDA, and with the land now protected from Keystone XL, the corn planting and harvests continue to help propagate more Seeds of Resistance.”

Via Bold Nebraska.

Mekasi Horinek, of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, blessed the land in four directions using sacred tobacco and an eagle bone whistle this past Monday - June 6, 2016 in Winginia, Virginia

Mekasi Horinek, of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, blessed the land in four directions using sacred tobacco and an eagle bone whistle this past Monday – June 6, 2016 in Winginia, Virginia

To see more photos and information from Monday’s planting, check out Free Nelson’s Facebook album below.

And even more coverage below on the Seeds of Resistance event held in Augusta County.

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