Standing Rock Awakens the World

Mar 12, 2017 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT
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Standing Rock Awakens the World


In 2016 the world witnessed something that had never happened before: the rise of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the unification of more than 500 Native tribes. All coming together to protect water, the life source for all humanity.
This unprecedented movement was more than a resistance to a pipeline, it was a catalyst for the world to see that colonization is still alive and working ferociously to oppress Native Americans. It was also a moment where millions of Americans met the call to stand in solidarity with Native peoples and to learn what real allyship is about.
In this panel leaders, organizers, and media producers who worked and lived in Standing Rock will discuss how this movement has invigorated Indigenous movements across the country and what the path forward looks like.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session