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Nov 15: Solidarity with Standing Rock
After the election of Donald Trump on Tuesday it is more important than ever that we fight injustice wherever it takes place and in whatever form it may occur. That is why we urge you to join us for a family-friendly Mindfulness Walk in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, gathering first outside Trinity Episcopal Cathedral downtown.
The 1,1720-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is being constructed to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago. For months the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota has opposed the pipeline, which would run close to sacred native lands and could contaminate their water supply from the nearby Missouri river. The tribe’s protest has grown into a national call for respect of Native American rights, the entitlement to peaceful protest, religious freedom, and the reduction of our reliance on fossil fuels.
The Mindfulness Walk will include a ceremonial Water Blessing as well as brief speeches. Taking part will be Pittsburghers who have recently spent time in the camps at Cannon Ball near the tribe’s reservation.
Among several sponsors of this event are 350 Pittsburgh, Allegheny Clean Air Now, the Thomas Merton Center's Environmental Justice Committee, GreenFaith, Greenpeace, Marcellus Protest, Three Rivers Rising Tide, and the Sierra Club.