Dakota Access Pipeline

For past blogs on the Dakota Access Pipeline, keep scrolling.

Religious and Institutional Statements on DAPL (Chronological Order)

Statement of Solidarity with the Native Peoples of Standing Rock by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (Nov. 30, 2016)

Letter from the Native American Rights Fund to the U.S. Attorney General (Nov. 23,2016). The letter seeks federal intervention and investigation into Morton County’s violent response to the water protectors.

United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, Nov. 15, 2016. News release from the Office of the High Commissioner: Native Americans facing excessive force in North Dakota pipeline protests – UN expert

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Nov. 14, 2016: ELCA presiding bishop issues statement on Standing Rock

UN Expert Releases Report on Conditions Surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, Nov. 1, 2016: Reprinted Nov. 9 in Cultural Survivor.

We Are Our Own Medicine: An AFSC Special Report From the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Land and Unceded Territory, American Friends Service Committee, November, 2016

Minnesota Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, Aug. 31, 2016: Mni Wiconi (Lakota for “Water is Life”), by Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Mennonite Central Committee, Aug. 31, 2016: A statement of support to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from Michelle Armster, MCC Central States Executive Director

Unitarian Universalist Association: Aug. 30, 2016: UUA President: Join Me In Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline

Presbyterian Church USA, Aug. 29, 2016: PC(USA) offers support for Standing Rock Sioux protest in North Dakota

The Episcopal Church, Aug. 25, 2016: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: Statement in support of the advocacy of the people of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

The United Church of Christ, Aug. 23, 2016: Commentary: Awakening the Nation with Action against Pipeline (Collegium Statement of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation)

Healing Minnesota Stories blogs on the Dakota Access Pipeline and Other Oil Pipelines

Below is a chronological list of blogs we have written on the Dakota Access Pipeline:

June 18, 2017: DAPL Court Ruling a Mixed Bag: Reveals Deeply Flawed Environmental Justice Review, but Weak on Treaty Rights

June 14, 2017: A Victory! Federal Judge Rules DAPL Needs More Environmental Review, But Doesn’t Stop Operations … Yet

June 11, 2017: Surveillance-Industrial Complex Unmasked in Leaked DAPL Documents

June 2, 2017: Leaked Documents: Private Security Used Anti-Terrorist Tactics Against Peaceful Water Protectors

April 26, 2017: A Tale of Two Rivers: One Threatened by a Pipeline Spill, the Other Protected with Personhood

April 21, 2017: Michigan Episcopal Diocese Calls Crude Oil Pipeline Immoral, and Other Weekend Reading

April 20, 2017: Reflections on ‘Equal Justice Under the Law’ in North Dakota’s DAPL-Related Cases

April 18, 2017: White Community Silence in the Theft of Land, Oil from Native Peoples

April 6, 2017: DAPL Updates: Senators Press Corps of Engineers for Answers, Divestment Push Tops $5 Billion

April 5, 2017: Indian Country is Divided on Mining Coal, Drilling for Oil; More Clashes Ahead

March 24, 2017: Is Water Sacred or a Commodity? How We Answer That Question Will Define Our Future

March 24, 2017: DAPL Operational, Keystone XL Moves Ahead, But Do We Really Need Them?

March 9, 2017: U.S. State Department an Embarrassment at Tar Sands Meeting; Other News Updates

March 4, 2017: DAPL Update: News on Ongoing Divestment and Minnesota’s Native-Owned Bank

March 2, 2017: FBI Investigates DAPL Protestors as Terrorists, Sen. Franken Asks Why; and More Updates

March 1, 2017: DAPL Suit Raises Critical Issue: Does U.S. Have Unlimited Power Over Native Nations?

Feb. 24, 2017: As DAPL Construction is on Fast Track, Minnesota and Texas Also Face Pipeline Threats

Feb. 23, 2017: Secret DAPL Analysis Withheld from Tribes: Government Memo Spotlights Flawed Process

Feb. 22, 2017: Nine Arrested, 50-75 People Remain, As Deadline Passes to Clear Out of DAPL Camps

Feb. 22, 2017: Did the Federal Government Exercise its “Federal Trust Responsibility” to the Standing Rock Nation? It Seems the Answer is No

Feb. 20, 2017: Army Corps Abruptly Ends DAPL Environmental Review; More Pressure Brought Against Pipeline’s Financial Backers

Feb. 16, 2017: DAPL Rorschach Test: Pope Appears to Back Standing Rock While Pipeline Exec Sees Terrorists

Feb. 13, 2017: Judge Rejects Tribes’ Request for Emergency Injunction to Stop DAPL; NYC Mayor Considering DAPL Divestment; and More

Feb. 12, 2017: The Sad Story on How North Dakota’s Religious Leaders Are Mostly Ignoring Native Concerns About DAPL

Feb. 11, 2017: FBI Anti-Terrorist Unit Tracking Water Protectors; Journalist Gives Her Side of Story in DAPL Arrest

Feb. 10, 2017: DAPL Updates: Veterans Stand to Redeploy; First Legal Challenge to Easement, and More

Feb. 8, 2017: DAPL Updates: Seattle Cuts Ties With Wells Fargo Over Pipeline; ND Legislature Eyes Tougher Penalties for Protestors

Feb. 7, 2017: Breaking: DAPL Gets Go-Ahead to Finish; Court: Water Protectors’ Excessive Force Suit Unlikely to Win

Feb.5, 2017: Leadership Battles Within DAPL Opposition Getting Ugly, Camp Life Takes its Toll

Feb. 4, 2017: Strategic Differences, Expected Flooding, Complicate DAPL Opposition

Feb. 3, 2017: DAPL Protestors Get Unusually High Fines, Jury Finds Actions Had No Legitimate Purpose

Feb. 2, 2017: The Legal Arguments for Stopping DAPL, and More Updates

Feb. 1, 2017: 76 Water Protectors Arrested; Requests for Action, Donations

Jan. 31, 2017: Breaking News: DAPL Easement Under Missouri River Expected in Days

Jan. 29, 2017: ND Lawmakers Seek State Control Over Reservations; Time to Write Statement about DAPL’s Impact

Jan. 27, 2017: Hundreds Show Up for DAPL, Keystone XL Protest

Jan. 27, 2017: Today: Local Protest Against DAPL; Major Diesel Pipeline Spill in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2017: Standing Rock to Challenge DAPL in Court Based on Water Rights; Trump Honors President Jackson, aka Indian Killer

Jan. 25, 2017: Trump’s DAPL Order: What it Says, What’s Next, and Ways to Respond

Jan. 24, 2017: Unitarians Join Shareholder Action Against DAPL Investor, Big Questions Looming

Jan. 23, 2017: Trump Spokesman Suggests Green Light for DAPL and Revival of Keystone XL Pipeline

Jan. 22, 2017: Standing Rock Council Votes to Close Camps; Great Turnout at Black Snake Resistance March

Jan. 18, 2017: Latest Absurdity: War Zone Missile Launchers Used to Scare Water Protectors

Jan. 16, 2017: DAPL Economics: Investor Concerns and Market Forces Work Against the Project

Jan. 11, 2017: MPR Misses the Boat on DAPL Divestment Story

Jan. 10, 2017: AFSC Report on Standing Rock; More DAPL Updates; and One Reservation’s Efforts to Stop the Mexican Border Wall

Jan. 7, 2017: DAPL, Standing Rock are Becoming National Metaphor and Model

Dec. 29, 2016: Native Youth Trekking From Canada to Join DAPL Opposition

Dec. 27, 2o16: New Map Shows DAPL Missouri River Crossing Puts Disproportionate Risk on Native American Communities; Check Out the Trahant Reports

Dec. 21, 2016: Lawsuits Being Readied Against North Dakota Law Enforcement, and More Stories from Indian Country Today

Dec. 18, 2016: Gov. Dalrymple’s Op/Ed on DAPL Offers Finger Pointing Instead of Leadership

Dec. 17, 2016: Presbyterian Church USA Urges Phillips 66 — a Major DAPL Investor — to “Reconsider”

Dec. 16, 2016: DAPL Faces Deadline and Funding Pressure; More Criticism of DAPL from Financial Markets; New ND Gov Update

Dec. 16, 2016: DAPL’s Financial Risks Raise Red Flags on Wall Street; Banks Behind DAPL Hire Independent Human Rights Expert

Dec. 15, 2016: ELCA Brings Shareholder Resolution on DAPL to Enbridge, a Major Pipeline Investor

Dec. 13, 2016: DAPL Update: Nonviolent Peaceforce Sends Team to North Dakota, Will Train More Volunteers

Dec. 12, 2016: Breaking: Pipeline Spill Within 150 Miles of Standing Rock Only Reinforces Fears

Dec. 10, 2016: Videos From and About Standing Rock, and Tribal Victory in Creating the “Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area”

Dec. 8, 2016: Free, Prior and Informed Consent: A DAPL Dispute

Dec. 7, 2016: DAPL Owners Seek Court Order to Drill Under the Missouri River; ND Maintains Highway Blockade Raising Safety Concerns; Toy Drive for Standing Rock Children

Dec. 7, 2016: Sisters of St. Joseph of Corondelet Stand with Standing Rock; #DivestFromDAPL Targets City of Minneapolis; and More

Dec. 6, 2016: Sami, Indigenous People of Northern Europe, Played Role in DAPL Divestment

Dec. 5, 2016: A Day of Many Messages: DAPL’s Owners Vow to Fight On; Standing Rock Leader Says Time to Break Camp; Signs of Victory, Uncertainty, and Worry Abound

Dec. 4, 2016: Breaking: Army Corps of Engineers Denies DAPL Easement

Dec. 4, 2016: Should Obama Intervene in DAPL? A Word of Caution

Dec. 3, 2016: Local Send Off Today (Saturday) for Veterans Stand for Standing Rock

Dec. 1, 2016: Non-Violent Protest Success: Wells Fargo Agrees to Meet with Standing Rock Elders About DAPL

Dec. 1, 2016: ND Backs Off Threats to Fine Those Supplying the Camp; Veterans and Religious Leaders Arriving Sunday to Show Support

Nov. 30, 2016: Upcoming Community Events Around Standing Rock and Water Justice

Nov. 30, 2016: Breaking: $1K Fine Announced for Bringing Food, Supplies to Water Protectors Camp; Matriarchy Rising; and More

Nov. 29, 2016: Next Mde Mada Ska Community Meeting Saturday; More DAPL Updates

Nov. 28, 2016: Local Actions Planned Thursday Against Banks Backing DAPL; Veterans Stand For Standing Rock, and More

Nov. 28, 2016: A Tool Box to Explain the DAPL Conflict to Friends, Family, Leaders; Ultimate Irony: Border Patrol Enlisted Against Standing Rock

Nov. 26, 2016: Breaking News: Water Protectors Refuse to Leave Main Camp Dec. 5, in Spite of Army Corps of Engineers Orders

Nov. 26, 2016: Oahe Dam: Standing Rock’s Earlier Experience with Environmental Racism; and More DAPL Updates

Nov. 25, 2016: A Prayer for Standing Rock: A Service to Support the Water Protectors

Nov. 23, 2016: Vigil for Injured Water Protector; Where to Call; and Critiquing Media Coverage

Nov. 22, 2016: Vigil at 4 p.m. Today for Water Protector Airlifted to HCMC; More Updates on Injuries

Nov. 21, 2016: DAPL Updates: Water Cannons Used Against Water Protectors; First DAPL Divestment; UN Critical of Excessive Police Response; ND Cancels Tribal Speech; and More

Nov. 15, 2016: Reflections and Photo Essay on DAPL Day of Action in St. Paul at the Army Corps of Engineers

Nov. 14, 2016: Breaking News: Corps of Engineers Says Pipeline Needs More Study

Nov. 14, 2016: ELCA Presiding Bishop Says Church is Called to Support Standing Rock

Nov. 13, 2016: As DAPL Moves Forward, a Reflection on the Power of Words

Nov. 12, 2016: Public Pressure Working on DAPL Financial Backers

Nov. 11, 2016: Nov. 15: Day of Action at St. Paul Army Corps of Engineers; UN Expert Issues First-Hand Report on DAPL

Nov. 10, 2016: Upcoming Events: The Ave Stands with Standing Rock

Nov. 9, 2016: Say a Prayer for the Water Protectors: President-Elect Trump a Likely DAPL Supporter

Nov. 7, 2016: Time to Amp Up Pressure on the Army Corps of Engineers to Stop DAPL

Nov. 6, 2016: #No DAPL Update: Shimmer of Hope: Construction Delays Possible; Bad News: Use of Rubber Bullets Inhumane, Unnecessary

Nov. 5, 2016: A Call for Immediate Help at Standing Rock as the Pipeline Approaches the Missouri and Civil Rights Violations Escalate

Nov. 4, 2016: #No DAPL Updates: Religious Communities Respond; A History of Pipeline Spills; Map of Rejected DAPL Route, and More

Nov. 3, 2016: No DAPL: Local Anti-Pipeline Fundraisers Nov. 12; More Religious Leaders Support Standing Rock …

Nov. 2, 2016: Obama Says DAPL Reroute is a Possibility; National Day of Action Nov. 15

Nov. 1, 2016: Guidelines for Visiting Standing Rock; Comparing DAPL Protests with Malheur Refuge Standoff; Local Sheriffs Defend Actions; and Pressing Obama for Support

Nov. 1, 2016: Local Sheriffs Deputies Pulled from ND; Amnesty, UN Observers at Pipeline Protest; Liability Questions Raised

Oct. 31, 2016: Hennepin County Board Chair Backs Sheriff’s Decision to Send Deputies to Standing Rock, and More Pipeline Updates

Oct. 30, 2016: Guest Blog on Standing Rock: ELCA Pastor Joann Conroy (Oglala Sioux)

Oct. 28, 2016: Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Calls on DOJ to Monitor “Disproportionate” Response

Oct. 27, 2016: DAPL Updates: Petitions, a Rally, Carpools and More

Oct. 26, 2016: Message to Sheriff Stanek: Bring Deputies, Equipment Home from Standing Rock Now!

Oct. 25, 2016: Emergency Noon Rally Today: Stand With Standing Rock, Stop Hennepin County’s Militarized Involvement

Oct. 23, 2016: #NO DAPL Syllabus Project and Other DAPL Resources and Updates

Oct. 20, 2016: Support Standing Rock Youth and Updates on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Oct. 17, 2016: Sovereignty Matters: Perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Oct. 14, 2016: Dakota Access Pipeline: Construction Resumes, More Arrests, Sanders Speaks Out

Oct. 2, 2016: Pressure Coming on Banks Backing Dakota Access Pipeline

Sept. 22, 2016: Standing Rock Sioux Have Every Right to Worry About their Water

Sept. 20, 2016: St. Paul’s Indigenous Day Parade; The Pope on Climate Change; Horse Ride to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline; and More

Sept. 19, 2016: Water Protectors Camp Near Standing Rock: A Photo Essay

Sept. 16, 2016: Dakota Access Pipeline Fight is a Watershed Moment in Tribal Unity, Environmental Policy

Sept. 14, 2016: Religious Leaders are Standing with Standing Rock to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Sept. 13, 2016: Water Protectors Arrested at Gunpoint at Dakota Access Pipeline, Independent Media Says

Sept. 12, 2016: Attack Dogs, Solidarity Action, and Other Dakota Access Pipeline Updates

Sept. 1, 2016: Pipeline Updates: Native Youth Post Beautiful Video Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline; Sandpiper Pipeline Officially Scratched

Aug. 31, 2016: Methodist Bishop ‘Stands with Lakota and Dakota Brothers and Sisters’ Opposing Dakota Access Pipeline: How You Can Help

Aug. 26, 2016: Dakota Access Pipeline Update; Harney Peak Renamed “Black Elk” …

Aug. 24, 2016: Update: Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

Aug. 23, 2016: Native American Allies, Churches, and the United Nations Asked to Help Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

Historical Information

Supporting Native Efforts to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

There are multiple camps opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. They all need help in various ways. Here are useful links with more information.

Oceti Sakowin Camp (Main Camp): Here is the main webpage, a Facebook link, and a separate Facebook link for Oceti Sakowin Youth & Allies.

Red Warrior Camp (Adjacent to the Main Camp): Here is a link to a Facebook page, which includes links to fundraising pages for legal defense.

Sacred Stone Camp (On the Standing Rock Reservation south of the Cannonball River): Here is a link to its website, which includes a list of needed supplies.

Other Groups Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline

NoDAPLSolidarity.org is another useful site.

Honor the Earth has a Dakota Access Pipeline page on its website.

Indigenous Environmental Network has a Tar Sands page on its website.

Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition: The Dakota Access Pipeline crosses four states. Opposition also is strong in Iowa. The Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition represents landowners, community members, non-profits, and interest groups opposed to the pipeline.

Many environmental groups also are working to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.