Sioux Tribe

Pope Speaks Out Against DAPL

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has insisted that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands – an indirect critique as the Donald Trump administration seeks to advance construction on a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians. Francis met Wednesday with representatives of indigenous peoples attending a U.N. agricultural meeting in…

Standing Rock Sioux Vows Continued Court Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) – An attorney for the Native American tribe that started the movement against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it will continue its fight in court. The Standing Rock Sioux is challenging federal permits at more than 200 water crossings along the pipeline’s route, with the primary fight focused on a reservoir near the tribe’s reservation in southern…