Reflections by Rev Dennis Reynolds, Board Member, UU Voices for Justice
I was privileged to be part of an amazing gathering near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. There, representatives from nearly 300 indigenous tribes and communities and many other organizations have pledged support to the water protectors who are gathered there in opposition to the North Dakota Access Oil pipeline.
Inspired by the prior visits there by the Lummi people and other Northwest tribes, a delegation of Unitarian Universalist from Washington traveled by train across the country to witness and to stand in solidarity with the tribes gathered there.
I joined Rev. Florence Caplow and lay members from the Quimper UU Fellowship in Port Townsend. We delivered a few donations and a letter of support from 120 UU ministers. We in turn, were gifted with deep hospitality and reminded of the undeniable truth of our connection to all people and to the sacred waters everywhere.
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Support for this continuing effort can best be provided to the Standing Rock tribe at Standing Rock.org