Native American leaders in Montana believe the Keystone oil pipeline puts them in grave danger but they are up against powerful business interests
Lance Four Star drives west at 70mph using his knees to work the steering wheel as he watches the Montana senator Jon Testers Indian Country Facebook town hall on his wifes smartphone, the video starting and stopping as the cellular signal goes in and out on the 40-mile drive from the middle of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to its border.
There arent many jobs on this 2m acre reservation in Montanas north-east corner, and Four Star is brushing up on Testers policy positions before an interview for a job on the Democrats re-election campaign, which is in its last hundred days. As a US army veteran, Four Star supports Testers work reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs, but disagrees with Tester on one major issue:
Will you stop the pipelines from entering Montana? Four Star reads aloud from the comment section of the Facebook stream.