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Updated: Standing Rock ministry stands resolutely with Sioux Nation’s cause Week marked by winter’s onset, camps deadlines, traumatic encounters The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Albany, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL November 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm Ronald,I hadn’t thought of standing with the people in the path of the frightening wildfires in Tennessee. As a former US Forest Service firefighter in the 1950’s I may appreciate some of their danger. Now as an invalid often during the day I simply ask Jesus to be with anyone and everyone in whatever need anywhere. My daily concern for the people at Standing Rock (what we have called “Indians”) is that my government has made and revoked treaties with so many of the tribes. And now a great many tribes have come form all over the country to support them. I hope my vague prayer helps people in Tennessee. I hope my country stops cheating the people who have laved her for thousands of years. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH November 28, 2016 at 8:36 pm THE TRUTH IS OIL PIPES UNDER RIVERS ONLY REQUIRES CHECKS 5X PER YEAR. ABOVE GROUND PIPELINES REQUIRE 24 CHECKS PER YEAR. YELLOWSTONE RIVER SPRING TWO LEAKS 2015 LARGE FISH KILL AND BENZENE POISONED DRINKING WATER FOR A LOCAL TOWN. WATER IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN OIL. DO THE RIGHT THING DAPL. Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priscilla Johnstone says: The Oceti Sakowin Camp is seen in a Nov. 28 snowstorm during a protest against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Photo: REUTERS/Stephanie KeithEditor’s note: Updated Nov. 29, 2016, at 10 a.m. EST with details about a lawsuit against local law enforcement and about a mandatory evacuation order issued by the North Dakota governor.[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation remains resolute after nine days of emotional events in the ongoing effort to protect the tribe’s land and water supply.The latest string of events began Nov. 20 when some of the hundreds of people who tried to remove burned-out vehicles blocking the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota were hit with rubber bullets and doused with fire hoses in sub-freezing temperatures. The bridge had been blockaded since an Oct. 27 confrontation.Seven students from the Austin, Texas-based Seminary of the Southwest, who were on a pilgrimage to the Standing Rock Reservation, witnessed to the confrontation and wrote about it on social media.“Here is what we witnessed tonight,” wrote Matt Stone on his Facebook page. “3 water cannons, tear gas, a concussion grenade and rubber bullets fired at nonviolent protectors. This is the most grave injustice I have ever witnessed.”On Nov. 28, the Water Protector Legal Collective, a National Lawyers Guild group, filed a lawsuit against Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force during that confrontation. The suit asks that the U.S. District Court in Bismarck prevent future use of those tactics.A few days earlier, on Nov. 25, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers imposed a Dec. 5 deadline for emptying the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Two days after that, the Corps said it would not forcibly evict water protectors and supporters from the camp on the banks of the Cannonball River.Then, on Nov. 28, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple announced he was imposing a mandatory evacuation of the camp, citing the harsh winter storm that was blanketing the area with heavy, wet snow. The storm rolled over North Dakota the evening of Nov. 27 and the reservation area could get a foot or more of snow from the storm that is predicted to last through Nov. 30. Daytime temperatures Nov. 28 were just below freezing with winds gusting to 40 mph, making it the first real test of the camps under typical North Dakota winter conditions.Contacted at his home in Bismarck on Nov. 28, the Rev. John Floberg, supervising priest of the Episcopal churches on the North Dakota side of Standing Rock, told Episcopal News Service that he and other Episcopalians are continuing to provide support to the water protectors.“My first concern is always for the safety of those who have come to support Standing Rock and the danger that the militarized police presence places them in,” he said.“The Episcopal Church continues to stand where it has always stood,” Floberg said. “We are in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as allies who are prayerful, peaceful, nonviolent and lawful.”Floberg stressed the last quality of lawfulness, citing as an example a protest outside the Corps’ office in Bismarck, the North Dakota capital about an hour north of the reservation. Because the organizers had not obtained the required city permit for the action, “I chose to refrain from involvement,” Floberg said.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set Dec. 5 as the deadline for water protectors to leave the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Photo: Bismarck Tribune via TwitterThe Episcopal Church began supporting the protection effort shortly after it began in earnest in August. Executive Council extended that support in October with a request that law-enforcement officials “de-escalate military and police provocation in and near the campsites of peaceful protest and witness of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.”U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District Commander Col. John W. Henderson told Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II in a Nov. 25 letter that the decision to close the Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5 was necessary to protect the public from what he called violent confrontations between those at the camp and law enforcement officials “and to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants of encampments due to the harsh North Dakota winter conditions.”Henderson said that emergency, fire, medical, law enforcement and “sustainable facilities” cannot be adequately provided in the areas north of the river.Henderson accused people in the camp of violating federal regulations by camping on the land, lighting fires, improperly disposing of waste and building unauthorized structures.He told Archambault that a “free speech zone” had been established south of the Cannonball River inside the Standing Rock Reservation and he asked the chairman to encourage tribal members and their non-Sioux supporters to “immediately and peacefully move to the free speech zone south of the Cannonball River or to a more sustainable location for the winter.”Henderson’s letter was not publically released, although the Standing Rock Sioux Nation posted it on its Facebook page.Dakota Access Pipeline protesters have formed the Oceti Sakowin campground north of the Cannonball River and near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Photo: Morton County Sheriff’s DepartmentAt least four groups of water protectors replied that day saying they would not leave. Noting that the Dec. 5 deadline is the birthday of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, the groups said the Corps does not have the authority to evict them because they were reclaiming land taken from indigenous people.“Our water protectors are not trespassers and can never be trespassers. The Army Corps also has no authority to diminish our right to free speech – where in the Constitution does it establish zones for the right to free speech?” the statement said. “Do corporations now decide whether the Constitution applies? We are not moving, and we will not be silenced.”Two days later in a public statement, the Omaha District office said the Corps had no plans for forcible removal and was “seeking a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location.” Those who remain after Dec. 5 “will be considered unauthorized and may be subject to citation under federal, state, or local laws,” according to the statement.“Unfortunately, it is apparent that more dangerous groups have joined this protest and are provoking conflict in spite of the public pleas from tribal leaders,” Henderson said in the statement. “I am very concerned for the safety and well-being of all citizens at these encampments on Corps-managed federal land, and we want to make sure people are in a safe place for the winter. We fully support the rights of all Americans to exercise free speech and peacefully assemble, and we ask that they do it in a way that does not also endanger themselves or others, or infringe on others’ rights.”The Oceti Sakowin Camp accommodates the overflow from smaller private and permitted protest sites nearby and began growing in August. The Corps said it had not been able to issue a permit for the Oceti Sakowin Camp because it sprang up on Corps land that had been leased to a local rancher. It’s been called the largest gathering of Native American tribes in a century, according to the Associated Press.Floberg, echoing a statement made by Archambault, said “the move that would be most helpful by the Corps of Engineers is to deny to the pipeline its permit to go under the Missouri River at this point.”Plans were already afoot to construct a winter camp on reservation land. The Sioux tribal council voted Oct. 19 to invite the campers in the Oceti Sakowin Camp to come to reservation land two miles south of the current location and near St. James’ Episcopal Church in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Floberg told ENS Nov. 28 that members of the Arikara Nation have been at work on the site. They have broken ground for three earth lodges, he said. St. James’ support and pastoral care of the water protectors will likely increase if that camp, originally planned to accommodate 500 people, does become populated, Floberg has said.The Corps’ Dec. 5 deadline will come during a Dec. 4-7 planned “deployment” on the reservation by U.S. military veterans as a show of support. More than 2,200 veterans are anticipated.Signs of encouragement and support fill the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Photo: Jonathan Hanneman via FacebookThe Standing Rock Sioux Nation asked for chaplains to be present and the Rev. Michael Pipkin, a former Navy chaplain on the Minnesota diocesan staff, is coordinating a response. Twenty-three chaplains have joined the effort as of Nov. 27, including both Christians and Buddhists. Those chaplains, who must have training and experience in trauma care, will be present for the veterans and not as protestors, Pipkin, who was on Standing Rock Nov. 3 for a clergy action, told ENS.“This time is about making sure the veterans who are there are supported,” he said. “We’re going to be there for them.”The worry, Pipkin said, was that veterans, who might have experienced trauma in the past, will be converging on a place that has experienced its own kind of trauma.Trained chaplains who want to join the effort can contact Pipkin at [email protected] kind of clergy gathering will take place just before the Corps’ deadline. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, keeper of the white buffalo calf pipe bundle, issued a call for clergy to come to Standing Rock Dec. 4 for what he called an interfaith day of prayer. That call is not connected to the Episcopal Church’s ministry on the reservation, according to Floberg.Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline began this summer and intensified in the fall, attracting unprecedented support from close to 300 indigenous tribes as well as nontribal members and many celebrities. Thousands of people have been camping at various locations along the local waterways, and there have been numerous clashes and arrests with law enforcement.Media reports said there were as many as 10,000 people in the camp but Floberg said he did not have an exact count. “They were straining the limits of the camp the other day,” he said.The current pipeline construction route would run just north of the reservation boundary and under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, which is the Sioux Nation’s water supply, and over its treaty lands and through sacred areas.In September, federal officials stopped construction of the pipeline on lands bordering and under Lake Oahe that belong to the Corps of Engineers, the federal agency responsible for issuing permits for such construction on public lands and waterways. Construction on that river crossing has been on hold pending further analysis and conversations concerning the project’s potential impact on water quality and damage to sacred tribal sites near the reservation.The disputed 1,154-mile pipeline will run from the Bakken oil fields in northwest North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois, carrying as much as 570,000 barrels of oil a day. Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company building the pipeline, says construction will create 8,000 to 12,000 local jobs, while the AFL-CIO has pegged the number at 4,500. The construction company also says the pipeline will provide a “more direct, cost-effective, safer and environmentally responsible” way to transport oil and reduce the current use of rail and truck transportation.Previous ENS coverage is here. – The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Dr. Erna Lund says: Dakota Access Pipeline, Patricia Reitsma says: Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ronald Davin says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest November 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm I understand there is a need for coats and other winter clothing. Can these be sent to the Episcopal Church in Cannonball? Grace Cangialosi says: By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Nov 28, 2016 Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Comments (7) christine grem says: Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA November 29, 2016 at 10:34 am My heart is with the Water Protectors and I would stand with them in solidarity were it not for my age. This I can do, and I urge you to join me. Knit hats or scarves for the people that are at Cannon Ball and send them to Father Floberg at St. James for distribution. With each row you knit, send a prayer (similar to a rosary). Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 George Swanson says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC November 29, 2016 at 8:07 pm Are we also standing with the people in the path of the wildfires in Tennessee ? Associate Rector Columbus, GA Standing Rock Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ December 2, 2016 at 3:03 pm Please follow up/through w/President Obama and the petition(s) for him to declare Standing Rock a National Monument–one of several actions that demands his immediate Compassionate Action for the Native peoples/tribes in this area and across our country; and for the rights of all peoples at this Critical time Now! Indigenous Ministries, November 28, 2016 at 10:38 pm MSNBC reports tonight that former Governor Rich Perry & Pres-elect Trump each have investments in the Texas parent company (Energy Transfer Partners) of the Dakota pipeline builders…….is this why the Justice Department has not stepped in to monitor the excessive use of force by local police? This whole episode, compared to the armed takeover of Malheur, is so inconceivable and tragic for the Standing Rock Sioux. I am grateful for the support our church offered to these Native Americans as they pursue just recourse from a government which has historically frequently abused them. May there be a peaceful settlement here. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY
You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCOVID-19ReopeningSeaWorldThe Center SquareWalt Disney World Previous articleUPDATE MISSING TEEN – Help needed: Leah Brown was returned to parents, ran away againNext articleSJRWMD offers teachers up to $2,000 per school to teach about Florida’s water resources Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By John Haughey | The Center SquareWalt Disney World plans to reopen its Orlando gates July 11, but even in the Magic Kingdom, the specter of COVID-19 will require a range of safety measures and protocols. Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Walt Disney Company and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment presented their proposed reopening plans Wednesday to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, the first in step in receiving the necessary approvals for the theme parks to reopen.If approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom would reopen July 11, and its Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15.SeaWorld has proposed reopening its three Orlando parks, including Discovery Cove and Aquatica, on June 11.Universal Orlando presented its plan to reopen last week, with an employee only opening Monday, entry for invited guests Wednesday and a full opening to the public June 5. That plan has been approved by the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force and awaits the governor’s endorsement.Under its plan, Universal Orlando guests will be required to wear masks, with disposable masks provided for those who do not bring their own. Temperature checks will be required before entry, and guests with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees will be taken to a cooling area and retested or sent home.Legoland Florida is the only Florida theme park that has received the green light from DeSantis to reopen.Legoland, in Winter Haven between Orlando and Lakeland, will open Monday after receiving approval from the governor’s office. That came after the governor did not approve an initial plan.Legoland will require masks for all employees and will offer masks for all guests, with more than 200 sanitization stations set up at the park. There will be no character greetings, and park capacity will be capped at 50 percent – no more than about 6,000 guests daily.Disney Senior Vice President of Operations and COO Jim MacPhee told the task force the parks plan highly restricted “soft openings” before July 11 and would open with limited capacity. He did not say what restrictions it would impose or the number of guests allowed in the parks at one time.Disney later elaborated in a statement that capacity will be managed through a system that requires advance reservations for park entry of up to 14 days.“We are developing a series of ‘know-before-you-go’ communication vehicles,” MacPhee said. “Our objective is to reinforce our health and safety messages to guests before they arrive on our property so they are aware and prepared for the new environment.”Among measures Disney World will initiate within its parks are social distancing squads, which have proven popular at its Disney Springs entertainment complex, which opened last week.The squad is “a dedicated team of highly energetic and informative cast members who are committed to engaging and inspiring our guests to follow the appropriate guidelines,” MacPhee said.SeaWorld CEO Marc Swanson told the task force its parks are planning an employee appreciation event June 10 to test some of its safety protocols before opening to the public the next day.Disney and SeaWorld will require guests and employees to wear face coverings, and social distancing will be enforced throughout their properties.Both plans call for guests and employees to also undergo temperature checks before entering the parks.Fireworks shows, character meet-and-greets and parades at Disney World will be suspended, MacPhee said.Disney also announced Wednesday its Disney Vacation Club resorts in Vero Beach will reopen to members and guests June 15.Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World, along with Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, will reopen slowly June 22. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, the world’s most-visited theme park with almost 21 million visitors a year.John Raoux / AP
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But to be successful, there is no more important piece to the digital mortgage puzzle than having an experienced and trusted fintech partner at your side—a partner with the right blend of technology, resources, experience, and skills to fit your company’s needs and goals, and one that will take all those stories and synthesize them so they make sense to you.What Makes a Good Partner?A solid fintech partner is one that understands the intricacies of the digital mortgage process from all angles, from origination to pre-closing, closing, and post-closing. They also understand not only the technologies and services you need to achieve your goals, but also the needs and goals of your business partners and other relationships, so everybody is working toward the same plan.The right partner will work with you to determine which digital processes are right for your company. 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And will they educate and train your team and your partners on an ongoing basis?Truly effective partners are constantly innovating to incorporate new technologies, as well as staying abreast of new data interchange standards, best practices, and innovations.The Importance of SMART DocsPerhaps the most critical attribute a digital partner must possess is a deep understanding of the impact of eNotes on all parties, throughout the life of a loan. That includes your trading partners and their trading partners, too.A capable partner will be able to deliver documents in a standard data format, which requires access to a doc engine built entirely on SMART Docs. This is an important point, as many outsourcing providers use PDFs instead of SMART Docs, and PDFs are not nearly as efficient or accurate.Before a borrower can electronically sign a PDF file, for example, someone must manually ‘tag’ the file to accept the borrower’s signature. PDFs can’t be read by machines with 100% accuracy, either, which means they are reviewed by humans for errors. These extra steps are inefficient and introduce opportunities for error.A good partner will provide a complete library of SMART Docs that encompass all types of loan documents. Because SMART Docs can also be rendered in PDF, they allow you to choose XML or PDF for each doc type. They also allow you to change that mix to meet borrower and trading partner demands. While many providers concentrate on just having the note be a SMART Doc, having access to an entire library of SMART Docs enables truly digital versions of every document so they can be electronically reviewed for due diligence after they are executed.The ideal partner will offer a wide range of mortgage services beyond eClosings. By being able to take on loan application, underwriting, and due diligence services through closing, delivery, custody, and secondary stages, a capable partner can help you better manage staffing levels, especially when there is a rapid increase or decrease in volume. If your partner offers these types of services, they should have digital capabilities imbedded into them.Where to Start Your SearchSo, where to find capable partners? Two of the best sources are the eMortgage vendor lists that are maintained by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The GSEs have conducted actual tests with the eNote delivery systems. If a vendor is on the list, that means the GSE has worked with them to ensure their technologies were developed to meet the GSEs’ requirements. While neither Fannie Mae nor Freddie Mac will endorse any vendor—they encourage companies to conduct their own due diligence when selecting a vendor—the GSEs are a great place to start.Identifying the fintech partner that fits your needs takes time and effort. But, as Mary Poppins would say, “Well begun is half done.” Of course, learning how to “begin well” can be confusing. That’s why it’s best to choose a partner that will educate you on the concepts and possibilities. Let them keep up with the articles and white papers, customize all that information to your needs, and put all the pieces together for you. Once you do, you’ll be “well begun” and well on your way to success. 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