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Water Is Life: Standing with Standing Rock

  • UCSB Girvetz 1004 (map)

Join co-founders of the year-long encampment of Water Protectors at Standing Rock, organizers of non-violent direct actions opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, and indigenous media makers to celebrate and discuss this unprecedented gathering and its relevance to our shared future. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017, UCSB, Visitor Center lawn
Camp Meetings at the Oceti Sakowin’s Red Lightning Dome to be re-installed on our campus: orientation in the morning, followed by activities throughout the day.

Friday, May 19 / 12:30 - 6:30 PM, ­­Girvetz 1004
Conference: “Water Is Life: Standing with Standing Rock.”

12:30 PM: Welcomes by Chumash elders and conference co-organizers

1-2:30 PM: “Protecting the Land and the Water”
Moderator: Margaret McMurtrey
Panelists: Mark Tilsen, Jasilyn Charger, and Inés Talamantez

3-4:30 PM: “Media”
Moderator: Todd Darling
Panelists: John Bigelow, Paula Antoine, and Myron Dewey

5-6:30 PM: “Decolonization and Indigenous-Centered Leadership”
Panelists: Terrell Iron Shell and Joye Braun

All events are free and open to the campus and public!

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Water is Life is presented by the Carsey-Wolf Center, the American Indian & Indigenous Collective, the American Indian Student Association, the Coastal Band of the Chumash Nation, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, and Red Lightning, and has benefited from the generous support of over two dozen additional UCSB co-sponsors.