Indigenous Peoples, Water Security, and an Oil Pipeline

Stand with Standing Rock

A Call for Prayer from the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop and the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

The Dakota Access Pipeline is currently under construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. The finished pipeline will cross under the Missouri River and carry up to 450,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Photo by Lars Plougmann [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)] via Flickr

The Dakota Access Pipeline is currently under construction near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. The finished pipeline will cross under the Missouri River and carry up to 450,000 barrels per day of crude oil. Photo by Lars Plougmann [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)] via Flickr

Providing the context of a protest of the building of an oil pipeline in North Dakota as well as a theological perspective, the Right Rev. Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, and the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Archbishop and Primate, of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) explain the need for prayer in an August 26th post to the ACC website.

The call to prayer begins “Water is sacred and one of the four primal elements that sustain life on Mother Earth. We have not respected water and consequently many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks are polluted. It is an element on the verge of scarcity. We must protect water.”

Read the entire call to prayer here.

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