Farmers, ranchers and tribes along with grassroots and environmental groups are planning a week’s worth of actions against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, in Washington, DC and in local communities from April 22-27, 2014.

The Cowboy and Indian Alliance and our allies invite folks from across the country to visit the tipi camp on the National Mall and participate in the actions. We need all hands on deck to bear witness all week. Join us in showing the strength of our communities. We call upon President Obama to take this historic step in rejecting Keystone XL in order to protect our land, water and climate.

If you can only make one event during the week, the most important day is Saturday the 26th, when thousands will be gathering at the Camp for a tipi presentation ceremony and procession — click here to RSVP.

General Schedule — all events will be at the tipi camp, located between 9th and 12th Streets on the National Mall, unless otherwise noted.

April 22, Tuesday

Opening Ceremony – US Capitol Reflecting Pool, 11am-2pm

Painting of Obama tipi, 4-6pm

Music and sharing stories, 6-8pm

Documentary showing, 8pm: Pipe Dreams, “Across the heartland of America, farmers and landowners are fighting to protect their land, their water, and their livelihood in what has become the most controversial environmental battle in the U.S. today: The Keystone XL Pipeline.”Director: Leslie Iwerks

April 23, Wednesday

Water ceremony, 9-10am

Painting of Obama tipi, 4-6pm

Music and sharing stories, 6-8pm

Documentary showing, 8 PM: Petropolis

April 24, Thursday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Meetings with allied groups 11 am-1pm

Painting of Obama tipi, 4-6 pm

Music and sharing stories, 6-8pm

#sosEPAnoKXL, 7:45 pm — meet at Tipi Camp: Giant light projection action to tell the EPA to intervene and say no to Keystone XL — hosted by the Other 98%. RSVP here

April 25, Friday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Prayer and song at Sec. Kerry home:  Meet at tipi camp 10:00 AM and take bus OR meet at O St. and Wisconsin Ave. NW at 11:00 AM

Painting of Obama tipi, 4-6pm

Music and sharing stories, 6-8pm

Award-winning photographer Garth Lenz presents slides of the tarsands, joined by Crystal Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree First Nation, 8-9pm

April 26, Saturday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Painting of tipi canvass liner with general public’s thumbprints, 9:00 am-10:30 am

Group ceremony and procession with tipi, 11am-2pm

Music and sharing stories at tipi camp, 6-8pm

Documentary, 8 PM: White Water, Black Gold – An investigative point-of-view documentary about David Lavallee’s journey down the Athabasca River and across Western Canada in search of answers about the battle between water and oil. Following an imaginary drop of water, and later an imaginary drop of oil, he discovers the threats to the third largest watershed in the world and two separate oceans. Director: David Lavallee, courtesy of The Video Project

April 27, Sunday

Water ceremony, 9-10am – center tipi of tipi camp.

Interfaith prayer ceremony – Lafayette Park, 10-11 am

Closing ceremony – Lafayette Park 11am-noon