Protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on and around the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota have triggered a broad coalition between Native Peoples, environmental organizations, and anti-corporate activists. The resistance, led by those who call themselves “water protectors” not protesters, has also helped raise awareness about police brutality, climate change, and the brutal realities of American history.
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies professors C.J. Alvarez and Dustin Tahmahkera will begin this open-mic gathering with thoughts on the history of pipeline infrastructure projects and indigenous media to help contextualize the recent events at Standing Rock.
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