Native Americans Condemn Trump’s Executive Action on Pipeline

Religion News Service’s Emily McFarlan Miller reports, “President Trump’s executive orders advancing the construction of pipelines are drawing condemnation from Native American and religious groups that have opposed them.” On Tuesday, Trump signed an executive action that advances the approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, the latter of which puts the water on the Sioux Tribe’s Standing Rock Reservation at risk. Shantha Ready Alonso, director of Creation Justice Ministries, said, “As Christians we are committed to responsible stewardship of the gifts of God’s creation and to justice for our indigenous brothers and sisters.”

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