Support of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Opposing Enbridge Line #3
Committee: 20 – Environmental Stewardship & Care of Creation
Summary: Reaffirms past repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery, a theology that became the legal basis for much of the American Indian genocide perpetrated by the U.S. government. Echoes the concerns of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Chairman, who has opposed any placement of a new oil pipeline called Enbridge Line #3, and expressly states opposition to any threats to sacred lands and wild rice. Directs the Executive Council, the Presiding Bishop’s Staff of Ethnic Ministries, and the Office of Government Relations to study and learn from the church’s past engagement and solidarity with indigenous nations. Proposed by the Diocese of North Dakota.
Final Status: Adopted.
Resolution on Virtual Binder.