THIS LAND WAS YOUR LAND is a documentary tracing the route of the Keystone XL pipeline on foot.

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  1. The CIA, the Black Snake, and the Last Man Standing

    Back in the 1970s an unlikely coupling began when the Lakota native community and Dakota ranchers joined forces under the CIA (Cowboy Indian Alliance) to halt uranium mining. The CIA has now been loosely reestablished by a new generation of farmers and ranchers, finding support with folks who are no strangers to the loss of land.

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  2. December 4, 2013 
Hey Ma…I didn’t freeze to death.
 I’ve been walking since the beginning of June. I started in Texas, and now I’m in Canada. I’ve slept in pastures and forests, in my tent, on people’s front lawns, baseball fields, under bridges, in barns, basements, church pews, and oil fields…in below freezing temperatures and blistering heat. But most of the time I’ve enjoyed the hospitality of strangers who were kind enough to offer me their couches, recliners, extra bedrooms, spare trailers, or guest houses for a night or sometimes even a week. I thank everyone, a hundred times over, for all your hospitality, support, and encouragement over these some 1,500+ miles. I never would have made it without you. I’m happy to report that I have finished my wandering for now. With old man winter whipping at my heels, I thought it best to stop at the Canadian border. So officially, my walk concluded on November 25th, 2013 in the small village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan (one day before my birthday), some 1,500 miles from the Texas border. Being on the road for 7 months, I have accumulated a heavy backlog of overdue journal entries, postcards, emails, and phone calls that need attending to. Please bear with me if you have contacted me and I haven’t responded yet. I left on my walk with little more than a backpack, and phone reception and internet access have been hard to come by. Over the next few weeks, expect old journal entries that were put on the back burner and new updates with post-walk notions. December 4, 2013 
Hey Ma…I didn’t freeze to death.
 I’ve been walking since the beginning of June. I started in Texas, and now I’m in Canada. I’ve slept in pastures and forests, in my tent, on people’s front lawns, baseball fields, under bridges, in barns, basements, church pews, and oil fields…in below freezing temperatures and blistering heat. But most of the time I’ve enjoyed the hospitality of strangers who were kind enough to offer me their couches, recliners, extra bedrooms, spare trailers, or guest houses for a night or sometimes even a week. I thank everyone, a hundred times over, for all your hospitality, support, and encouragement over these some 1,500+ miles. I never would have made it without you. I’m happy to report that I have finished my wandering for now. With old man winter whipping at my heels, I thought it best to stop at the Canadian border. So officially, my walk concluded on November 25th, 2013 in the small village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan (one day before my birthday), some 1,500 miles from the Texas border. Being on the road for 7 months, I have accumulated a heavy backlog of overdue journal entries, postcards, emails, and phone calls that need attending to. Please bear with me if you have contacted me and I haven’t responded yet. I left on my walk with little more than a backpack, and phone reception and internet access have been hard to come by. Over the next few weeks, expect old journal entries that were put on the back burner and new updates with post-walk notions.
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    December 4, 2013
    
Hey Ma…I didn’t freeze to death.


    I’ve been walking since the beginning of June. I started in Texas, and now I’m in Canada. I’ve slept in pastures and forests, in my tent, on people’s front lawns, baseball fields, under bridges, in barns, basements, church pews, and oil fields…in below freezing temperatures and blistering heat. But most of the time I’ve enjoyed the hospitality of strangers who were kind enough to offer me their couches, recliners, extra bedrooms, spare trailers, or guest houses for a night or sometimes even a week.

    I thank everyone, a hundred times over, for all your hospitality, support, and encouragement over these some 1,500+ miles. I never would have made it without you.

    I’m happy to report that I have finished my wandering for now. With old man winter whipping at my heels, I thought it best to stop at the Canadian border. So officially, my walk concluded on November 25th, 2013 in the small village of Val Marie, Saskatchewan (one day before my birthday), some 1,500 miles from the Texas border.

    Being on the road for 7 months, I have accumulated a heavy backlog of overdue journal entries, postcards, emails, and phone calls that need attending to. Please bear with me if you have contacted me and I haven’t responded yet. I left on my walk with little more than a backpack, and phone reception and internet access have been hard to come by.

    Over the next few weeks, expect old journal entries that were put on the back burner and new updates with post-walk notions.

  3. Sterile ground in preparation for a Keystone XL pumping station. Sterile ground in preparation for a Keystone XL pumping station.
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    Sterile ground in preparation for a Keystone XL pumping station.

  4. drilling in the name of the father
mother earth weeps
drilling in the name of the father
mother earth weeps
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    drilling in the name of the father

    mother earth weeps

  5. Rig #4
One of many fracking wells on route to Glasgow, Montana. Rig #4
One of many fracking wells on route to Glasgow, Montana.
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    Rig #4

    One of many fracking wells on route to Glasgow, Montana.

  6. Some of the best horses I’ve met on the trip. Some of the best horses I’ve met on the trip.
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    Some of the best horses I’ve met on the trip.

  7. lil buddy near Circle, Montana lil buddy near Circle, Montana
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    lil buddy near Circle, Montana

  8. November 13

    Circle, Montana

  9. November 9
Last night’s campsite November 9
Last night’s campsite
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    November 9

    Last night’s campsite


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  11. November 7Home for the nightFallon, Montana November 7Home for the nightFallon, Montana
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    November 7

    Home for the night
    Fallon, Montana

  12. The road into Fallon The road into Fallon
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    The road into Fallon

  13. Blue Buttes

  14. November 6
Frosty sky between Baker and Fallon, MT November 6
Frosty sky between Baker and Fallon, MT
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    November 6

    Frosty sky between Baker and Fallon, MT

  15. a stretch of badlands near Baker, Montana a stretch of badlands near Baker, Montana
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    a stretch of badlands near Baker, Montana