Debra White Plume, quoted in Censored News, after being arrested and charged with disorderly conduct along with four other Lakota activists in Kyle, South Dakota:
We formed a blockade to stop tar sands oil mine equipment from passing our lands. The truckers told us the corporation office from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and the State of South Dakota made a deal to save the truckers $50,000 a truck [by passing through the reservation]. There were about 50 to 75 people on the blockade at the village of Wanbli in Eagle District on the northern side of the Pine Ridge rez. We oppose the tar sands oil mine in solidarity with Mother Earth and our First Nation allies.