Taking a stand with Standing Rock

Taking a stand with Standing Rock

Taking a stand with Standing Rock
11/1/2016

Since spring 2016, people from all over the world have gathered at the Sacred Stone Camp to support the Standing Rock Sioux Nations as they protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline, which would transport crude oil, was to run from North Dakota to Illinois and potentially jeopardize the water source of the reservation, the Missouri River.

There is an immediate "Clergy Call to Solidarity at Standing Rock" this week, Nov. 2 to 4 that clergy are invited to attend. Read the United Methodist News Service story: Clergy head to Standing Rock for protest.

The number of protestors at the Standing Rock Camp has grown to about 3,000 to 4,000 and includes indigenous people from other nations. The peaceful resistance has continually been met with much violence, however, as recently reported by National Public Radio (NPR) on Oct. 30, 2016: Standing Rock Sioux Continue Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline.

United Methodists have been taking a stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Learn more about their actions below:


Did you know November is Native American Heritage Month? Get resources for worship planning on the Discipleship Ministries website.


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