Standing with Standing Rock

Picture of the book cover: Standing with Standing Rock

By asserting sovereignty over their territories and demanding that treaties be honored, the Indigenous nations of Turtle Island (North America) are at the forefront of resistance against the extractive industries that are fueling the climate crisis. In 2016, Indigenous youth from the Standing Rock Tribe launched a grassroots movement to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The #NoDAPL movement established the Oceti Sakowin Camp, a gathering of many tribes and their allies, which became the center of legal and non-violent direct action opposition to the pipeline. The book Standing with Standing Rock brings together essays, interviews, photos, and poetry from the movement’s participants and the most important Indigenous scholars. Please join facilitator David Spataro (Political Science) for a book discussion of selections from this edited volume. Faculty from all disciplines are invited to join and no prior knowledge of the climate crisis and/or Indigenous politics is necessary. We will be reading and learning together!

Fridays, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Remote Meetings via ZOOM.

5 PD Hours | 15 participants | Books sponsored by the Provost’s Office

Register to join these book discussions!
Please contact the facilitator, David Spataro, with your questions.
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Last Updated May 21, 2020