American Studies Events

Nov 14

You are on Dakota land: Contemporary Indigenous Activism

An installation from students in Meredith McCoy's Contemporary Indigenous Activism course

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 pm / Gould Library, 4th Floor, Rookery
An installation from students in Meredith McCoy's Contemporary Indigenous Activism course
Come visit the installation between Thursday, November 14, 2019 and Saturday, November 30, 2019.
 
As students in AMST 231 Contemporary Indigenous Activism, we spent this term learning about various social justice issues within Indigenous communities, how Indigenous people have mobilized in the past, and how they are mobilizing now. Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island (North America) and the Pacific Islands are fighting to revitalize Indigenous languages, uphold tribal sovereignty, and combat violence against Indigenous women, among many other struggles.  A major reason Indigenous people in America still experience disproportionate social and political injustices is because they are disregarded and ignored from public discourse and conversation. There has been a systematic erasure of Indigenous people and their histories in this country, so we hope to do our part in counteracting that by sharing the information we’ve learned this term, with you. Through zines, posters, a podcast, and a website, this installation shines a light on contemporary Indigenous activism and investigates social justice through the lens of Indian Country. 

Sponsored by American Studies Events. Contact: Lisa Falconer, x5248