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  • Catholic nuns join Sioux in opposing Dakota oil pipeline

    The Sioux tribe has been joined by other indigenous people and hundreds of supporters at a camp near a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline route for months, arguing it endangers their reservation’s water supply and infringes on sacred tribal grounds. Recently, they were joined by the Sisters of Mercy.

  • Photos from the Tekakwitha Conference

    The Tekakwitha Conference is a gathering of Native American Catholics that has met annually since 1939 and provides an opportunity for individuals to worship together and strengthen the fusion of their native culture and spirituality with their faith. Read more about the conference from national reporter Mike O’Loughlin.

  • Preserving language, saving culture

    FARGO, N.D. — Native American Catholics are being urged to become language “warriors” and to help preserve their culture in liturgy and song. Native language was a key topic at the Tekakwitha Conference held in Fargo this summer, and its diversity was evident in 750 attendees representing some 135 different


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