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Army denies easement for DAPL

The Army announced today that it would not be approving the easement to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to continue construction on its current path. They had suspended the easement on November 14 in response to protests from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose water supply was potentially threatened by the pipeline’s proposed passage under Lake Oahe. The pipeline was also running over sacred land and burial sites. The protests have been growing rapidly since April, most recently with a […]

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Amy Goodman interviews Walt Whitman at Standing Rock – a poem

inspired by the continuing actions of native peoples and allies to protect their water and sacred spaces from the Dakota Access Pipeline, poet Mark Ash imagined what Walt Whitman might have to offer


Doing what any true journalist ought to do …
Amy thoughtfully inquires,
“Why have you traveled so far from your crypt in Camden?”

Unable to keep from being the truth telling poet that he is ..
Whitman quotes a verse of his poetry to explain,
“I do not ask the wounded person how […]

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Presiding Bishop Curry: Standing Rock may be the new Selma

During his speech Curry said in part: “I want to now suggest that Standing Rock may be the new Selma. This may well be the moment when nations come together, when peoples of goodwill come together to transform this world from the nightmare that it often is into the dream that God intends

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North Dakota Episcopalians stand with pipeline protestors

From Facebook Episcopalians Stand with Standing Rock:

The following is a statement put forth by NDCIM, and endorsed unanimously by the Diocesan Council of The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota.

1. The North Dakota Council of Indian Ministries (NDCIM) of the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their peaceful and prayerful efforts to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL) because of its degradation of sacred sites and possible catastrophic […]

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