Most of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters abandoned their camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land.
Vice Magazine analyzes the Dakota pipeline protests and the future of liberal activism
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.
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.
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.