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Members of the Onandaga Nation in upstate New York formed a prayer circle on Willow Bay of Onondaga Lake in solidarity with protests at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, trying to prevent the building of an oil pipeline on sacred land right next to their property. The Onondagas say they have lived with heavy pollution of their lake and streams for over a century, even after a Superfund cleanup, and along with 130 other Native American tribes, they’re trying to prevent the same thing from happening to the Lakota Sioux halfway across North America. The Episcopal Church has been heavily represented on Standing Rock since the 19th century, and the Primates of Canada and the USA have endorsed the protest. Watch for a video on the pipeline protest tomorrow morning. (syracuse.com)

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