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Mni Wiconi: #NoDAPL and decolonizing our work in the University

December 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Current events at Standing Rock speak powerfully to our central concerns at the University. As seekers of knowledge in a public institution, we cannot ignore our relations to such a massive social churning, especially in light of the silence of mainstream media.
We invite you to a discussion with a multi-generational panel of Native scholars from the University to engage with the various perspectives at stake in Standing Rock. Attendees will also brainstorm how these events inform and challenge our ideas of sustainability, action, democracy and justice in the scientific and academic world, asking how we can be in solidarity and relation with such movements.

Date : Monday, December 5th 2016
Time : 4:30-5:30 PM
Location : R380, Learning and Environmental Sciences, Saint Paul Campus

Mark Bellecourt (White Earth) is an academic advisor for CFANS and CEHD. He has research interests in Indigenous worldviews of math and science and how they can be better integrated into the mainstream curriculum.
Jessica Lackey (Cherokee) is a graduate student in the Natural Resources Science and Management Program and studies tribal and Federal government relationships.
Summer Lara (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) is an undergraduate student double majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife (pre-vet track) and American Indian Studies (Dakota Language track) at the UMN.
John Little (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) is a graduate student in the history department of UMN.

Learn more about U.S. colonialism and find other events on this issue.

For any questions regarding the event or accommodations, please contact siddharth@umn.edu.

Sponsors : Institute on the Environment, Department of American Indian Studies (CLA), CFANS Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change
Photo Credit: Annabelle Marcovici


December 5, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences
1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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