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History Lecture Series

The Historical Roots of Indigenous Activism in the Era of Standing Rock

Wed. Jan 31, 2018      7:30–9 p.m.

Kane Hall 130

Joshua Reid, Associate Professor of History and American Indian Studies, UW

Coverage of the recent activism against the Dakota Access Pipeline framed the conflict as one of American Indians as protectors of the Earth in opposition to economic development. We will widen the view of Indigenous activism — both locally and historically — revealing how activists’ long-term goals have continually sought to maintain and strengthen Native sovereignty in the face of settler colonialism.

Admission: $5–$15 (Individual lecture); $15–$50 (series pass)

Recommended Reading

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2018_HLS_Reid_210x232Joshua Reid’s (Snohomish) research interests include American Indians, identity formation, cultural meanings of space and place, the American and Canadian Wests, the environment and the indigenous Pacific. He teaches courses on American Indian history, the American West, U.S. history and environmental history. He is currently researching a project about indigenous explorers in the Pacific Ocean, specifically focusing on those individuals who voluntarily traveled throughout the Pacific from the late eighteenth through late nineteenth centuries.

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