dakota pipeline

War Cry

 12/05/2016 - 05:12
Protestors against the building of the Dakota Pipeline. Activists believe the piple will pollute waters and sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. EFE/PAUL BUCK

Hoka-Hey, says an old Sioux war cry.

The Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday denied permission for the Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a section of the Missouri River, handing at least a temporary victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters.

The decision came after months of protests by thousands of environmental protestors, worried that the pipeline could contaminate the river, which they say provides drinking water to the tribe and 17 million other Americans.

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 5:03am


 12/02/2016 - 06:03
Dakota Access Pipeline Native American protest site, on Highway 1806 near Cannonball, North Dakota, August 15th, 2016. NODAPL!. Photo: Shane Balkowitsch. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

If you are following the news about the Dakota Pipeline and youd’d like to catch up on what’s happening in Standing Rock, you need to read more about the historical underpinnings of the conflict and go back to the Founding Fathers, which sounds boring, but it’s not.

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:48am

Blessed, but not Saved

 11/27/2016 - 16:41
According to the police, some estimated 400 protesters attempted to breach the bridge, which was blocked since late October, near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline, north on highway 1806. EFE/EPA/MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT 

The demonstrations by native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline will surely be remembered as a landmark in relations between Christianity – especially the Catholic church– and indigenous people. The Christian clergy have been attending the voice of protests of over 200 indigenous groups since the polemic Pipeline project begun. Catholic church is very engaged in this cause, given that Pope Francis called for a rapid switch away from fossil fuels in his environmental encyclical.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:33am