WASHINGTON (RNS) American Indian tribes have long argued that the $3.8 billion underground pipeline endangers cultural sites and drinking water that comes from the Missouri River.
What if the Sioux Nation decided to build a pipeline through Arlington Cemetery?
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) While he did not name the pipeline, he used clear language applicable to the conflict, saying development had to be reconciled with "the protection of the particular characteristics of indigenous peoples and their territories."
(RNS) To many Native Americans and others who have opposed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, the movement was not primarily about jobs, money or energy. It was about protecting holy sites and water.
People were drawn to go there as a spiritual quest, reflecting on how the experience changed their sense of identity, gave meaning to their lives, provided a sense of community and transformed them forever.
We should be way past the point of blocking oil pipelines.
(RNS) 'With this decision we look forward to being able to return home and spend the winter with our families and loved ones, many of whom have sacrificed as well,' said Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II in a statement.
(RNS) Whatever their religious traditions, the people who stood united in prayer as the news of victory came in Sunday witnessed the power of God, writes Shane Claiborne.
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota (RNS) The pontiff hasn't been asked directly about the oil pipeline controversy, but his writings show where his sympathies could lie.
STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (RNS) From dawn to dusk, the activists and their supporters take part in prayer and ceremonies that were banned until only a few decades ago.
The Lakota view the area near the potential construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline as both a “sacred place” and a “burial site,” or as both a place set aside from human presence and a place of human reverence.
(RNS) How is opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline rooted in traditional Native American spirituality? Let us ‘Splain …