This fall, a number of WPA teachers signed a letter supporting the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s protests against construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline through sacred grounds in North Dakota.  The letter, addressed to tribal Chairman David Archambault II, reads, in part, “We appreciate that you are acting courageously and nonviolently not only to protect your ancient tribal lands, but that your compassionate actions are on behalf of all who presently inhabit this earth . . . .  For this we owe an enormous debt.”

Dakota Access Pipeline LLC currently plans to route the pipeline under the Oahe Reservoir, the major source of drinking water for the tribe.  Please go to the website of the Circle for Healing Predjudice and Nuturing Inclusion to see the letter.