Indigenous Resistance is Topic of Ithaca College Talk

By Dave Maley, February 27, 2019
Presentation traces history of movement.

A co-founder of the Indigenous rights coalition The Red Nation will give a presentation at Ithaca College on Monday, March 4. Nick Estes will present “Our History is the Future: Indigenous Resistance Beyond Standing Rock” at 6 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Campus Center. His talk is free and open to the public.

In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest Indigenous protest movement in the 21st century. In his presentation, Estes will trace traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement.

Estes is Kul Wicasa and a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. An assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico, he has three books forthcoming in 2019: “Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance,” “Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement” and “Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation.”

His talk is part of the Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) Discussion Series, whose theme this year is On Native Lands: Decolonization, Solidarity & Resurgence.

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