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Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and Indigenous Justice

  • The University of Auckland 17 Symonds Street Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

Fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline and Indigenous Justice: What happened? Where do we go from here? 

On the 16th August, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is hosting Associate Professor Kyle Powys Whyte (Potawatomi) from Michigan State University, at the University of Auckland for a public lecture on the events surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the protests which were led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members and what the future holds for Indigenous peoples fighting for their environmental rights.

Date: 16 August
Venue: Owen G Glenn Building, Lecture Theatre OGGB260-098, University of Auckland
Time: 6:45pm

Kyle will tell the stories of the #NoDAPL movement of 2016, discuss Indigenous environmental justice and talk about how the events of the past year have mobilised and motivated Indigenous peoples and their allies worldwide through the philosophy of "Mni Wiconi" or "Water is Life".

This event is free, and open for anyone to attend - from students and faculty, to activists and concerned citizens.

Nau mai! Haere mai! We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday, 16th August.