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NoDAPL and the Future of Indigenous Organizing

"Protectors" #noDAPL message. Photo credit: Joe Brusky, Overpass Light Brigade

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Central

Where: Harris Hall, 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Iszy Licht   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Co-Sponsor: Center for Civic Engagement
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR)

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe set up camp in resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), it has been recognized as “a first of its kind historic gathering of Indigenous Nations” and “as part of an ongoing struggle against colonial violence.” Opposition to the pipeline has gained support and solidarity from environmental activists, allied veterans, and social justice groups.

This panel will examine dimensions of the NoDAPL movement to defend environmental and indigenous rights, including historical perspectives, updates on the current context, and discussion on the status of Water Protector efforts moving forward.

The panel, which will be moderated by Doug Kiel (Oneida), History, includes:

    • Al Eastman (Sicangu Lakota), NoDAPL Chicago, Chicago’s American Indian Center
    • Patty Loew (Ojibwe), Life Sciences Communication, American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Kristen Simmons (Paiute), Anthropology, University of Chicago
    • Nick Estes (Kul Wicasa), American Studies, University of New Mexico


This is part of the Buffett Institute Human Rights Speaker Series.

This event is co-sponsored by: Native American and Indigenous Peoples Steering Group, Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA), Multicultural Student Affairs, Social Justice Education, Center for Civic Engagement, and Leadership and Community Engagement.

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