Monday, October 20, 2008

Rapid City Journal: Pine Ridge churches fighting back

The mainstream media are waking up to the Episcopal Church "disposal" of nine churches on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Mary Garrigan of the Rapid City Journal gives this report that actually gives voice to the Oglala people of those churches:

...the loss of nine churches at once “boggles the mind,” said Lorri Ann Two Bulls. She grieves the possible closure of her home church, but she worries especially about the loss of St. John’s Church in Pine Ridge, a historic building that served as an overflow hospital during the Wounded Knee Massacre. “The blood of the people who died there are still in the floorboards of that church,” she said.

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