Native American Couple Plan D.C. Trip to Protest Pipeline in Alamance County
A couple from Alamance County plans to travel to Washington, D.C. next week to raise awareness of how development projects are threatening sacred Native American sites across the U.S., including here in North Carolina. Crystal Cavalier-Keck and Jason Crazy Bear Keck are carrying a totem pole with them to D.C. They will be among a group of Native Americans who plan to meet with members of Congress next Wednesday, July 28. At that meeting they hope to draw awareness to projects that threaten sacred land and burial grounds. Among the projects that the couple is critical of is the Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate Project – a natural gas pipeline system that spans approximately 75 miles from southern Virginia into central North Carolina. The MVP Southgate pipeline is expected to travel through Rockingham County and enter Alamance County just north of Altamahaw. From there, the proposed pipeline will carry natural gas to Graham.