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Update Stories from Standing Rock 

Friends from around the country traveled to Standing Rock to support water protectors' efforts to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Statement Quaker Statement on Climate Change 

As Quakers, we are called to work for the peaceable Kingdom of God on the whole Earth, in right sharing with all peoples. We recognize a moral duty to cherish Creation for future generations.

Update Success: Stand with Water Protectors 

Update: The Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that they wouldn't grant the final easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline, blocking the pipeline from being completed. But this victory could be overturned by the Trump administration.

Update Water Is Life at Standing Rock 

The prayer camps at Standing Rock are places for ceremony, learning, and respect. Relations with the federal government seem to be marked by acknowledgment of history and openness to mutually acceptable solutions. But relations with the police – local, state, and private security – are increasingly marked by aggression.

Background Army Corps of Engineers Letter 

The Army Corps of Engineers wrote to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, Energy Transfer Partners, and the Dakota Access company to say that it would engage in further talks with the tribe before work on the pipeline could go forward.

Background Water Is Life - In Maine 

Update: Good News for Indian Tribes in Maine. In December, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that applies federal Water Quality Standards to waters in Maine, including those within Indian Country. The standards specifically apply human health criteria to waters used for the exercise of sustenance fishing under the 1982 Maine Implementing Act, and six additional standards for waters in Indian lands in Maine.

Background Water Is Life - Across Indian Country 

Water is basic to life wherever you live. But in urban and suburban areas, clean and (sometimes) plentiful water is taken for granted. On far-rural reservations and other tribal lands, tribes rely on rivers, not only for drinking and crop water, but also for the fish and wildlife that rivers support.

Background Water Delayed is Water Denied 

A detailed report by Democrats on the House Natural Resources Committee on the challenge Native Americans face in securing reliable access to sufficient and clean water.

Update The Election and Our Work 

What do the results of the election mean for FCNL's work in the days, months, and year ahead?

Update We Are Our Own Medicine 

A Report from an AFSC Delegation of Visitors to Standing Rock

The American Friends Service Committee sent a delegation to visit for four days with the prayer circles established near the Cannonball River in North Dakota, the site for the ceremonies of the water protectors, the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies.

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