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Bismarck Mandan UU Social Action Working Group

Bismarck-Mandan UU's November newsletter includes a letter from Rev. Ian Evison
The Bismarck-Mandan UU Fellowship and Church is supporting the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline that is proposed to go under the Missouri River just a few miles away from Standing Rock Nation. If you've been following the news on the Dakota Access Pipeline, you are aware of The Sacred Stone Camp near Standing Rock. A group of citizens led by Native Americans is protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is routed to cross the Missouri River just north of Standing Rock Reservation. All pipelines eventually leak as they age and thus will contaminate the water of the Missouri River.

Hundreds of people are coming from all over the country to express their concerns with the pipeline. This pipeline was originally proposed to cross the Missouri River a few miles north of Bismarck, North Dakota but was nixed because of possible water contamination. Please see this article (first paragraphs) from the Bismarck Tribune newspaper

Our Bismarck-Mandan UU Church is a drop-off site for donations for the Sacred Stone Camp to support concerned citizens on site; a list of needed supplies can be found at

(Photo at right  taken from our FB page Bismarck-Mandan UU Social Action Working Group (SAWG) - Ronya Hoblit, Karen Van Fossan, Carol Jean Larsen, and Wayde Schafer - with loaded Subaru filled with supplies for Standing Rock Nation's Sacred Stone Camp defending water against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bismarck Mandan UU All quiet Aug 19

Site of Dakota Access Pipeline activity. All is quiet on Aug.19. No workers present due to shut down. Photo by Carol Jean Larsen.

Bismarck Mandan UU Our UU team plus a kindred spirit

Our UU team plus a kindred spirit, Carlo, in red coat from Edmund, WA. He recognized the yellow Standing On The Side of Love shirts.

Bismarck Mandan UU Cooking bison stew for the multitudes

Cooking bison stew for the multitudes

Bismarck Mandan UU Making lunch in the rain

Making lunch in the rain with group supply tent in the background

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