Sioux anti-pipeline action sustained by Native American spirituality

November 29, 2016
By Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service
National Catholic Reporter

STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. - In the Sioux creation narrative, water was one of the first beings the Creator made, and it became a major part of the people’s religious ceremonies.

Now the Lakota prayer over water has become a rallying cry in the mass action to prevent the construction of a crude oil pipeline near this reservation.