Join KU Libraries, faculty, staff and students for a “Standing Rock Teach-In” featuring discussions and insight into the crisis at Standing Rock. The event will take place on Thursday, December 1 from 5-7 p.m. on the west side of Watson Library’s third floor.
Robert Warrior, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at KU and member of the Osage Nation, will provide opening remarks, followed by a series of lightning talks led by KU faculty and students, including: Stephanie Fitzgerald, director of the Indigenous Studies Program, associate professor of English and member of Cree Nation; Jay T. Johnson, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science; Joshua D. Miner, assistant professor in the Department of Film & Media Studies; and Sierra Marteine Two Bulls, graduate student and member of the First Nations Student Association. Two Haskell Indian Nations University faculty members, Eric Anderson, professor of history and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and Daniel Wildcat, director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center and Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation, will also participate in the lightning talks.
Speakers will discuss the social, legal, environmental, media, political and historical issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The First Nations Student Association will also be present with an information table.