Standing Rock

Teach-in Fri 2 Dec 2016 3.00PM-6.00PM The Auditorium
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
66 West 12th Street

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1,172 miles is the expected length of the Dakota Access Pipeline, set up to transport daily 470,000 barrels of crude oil from the rapidly expanding Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to an oil tank farm near Patoka, Illinois. 87% finished (as of Nov. 26, 2016), the pipeline has run into great opposition by Native American nations in Iowa and the Dakotas, including the Meskwaki and Oceti Sakowin Oyate, the Great Sioux Nation, who fear that it could pollute the Missouri River and harm sacred cultural lands and tribal burial grounds. They've recently been joined by a coalition of mainstream environmental organizations -- Greenpeace, The Science & Environmental Health Network and the Sierra Club among them -- that share their concerns regarding the underground pipeline's long-term safety, its impacts on air, water, and wildlife, also raising questions of whether the state would have enough protections to address any harm caused by a potential spill.

Protests at the pipeline site in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation have drawn international attention. Built on the #StandingRockSyllabus, this teach-in is offered in support of the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) as part of the New York City Stands with Standing Rock Collective and features artists, youth organizers, scholars, and media makers.

Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux), Red Nation/University of New Mexico
History/Stories from the Frontlines

Jaque Fragua (Jemez Pueblo), artist
Native Resistance and the Arts

Zaysha Grinnell (Three Affiliated Tribes), ReZpect Our Water
Kettie Jean, ReZpect Our Water
Indigenous Youth Organizing

Jarrett Martineau (Cree and Dene), Creative Producer, Revolutions Per Minute

Teresa Montoya (Diné), New York University
Toxicity/Environmental Colonial Violence

Dean Saranillio, Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Settler Colonialism and Politicized Solidarity

Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor, Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School

The event is organized as part of the New York City Stands with Standing Rock Collective, with generous funding from the Dean's Office at Eugene Lang College; Schools of Public Engagement's Executive Dean's Office; Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Studies, Global Studies, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Milano, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

The teach-in is followed by a benefit concert, curated by Revolutions Per Minute, at Decolonize This Place, 55 Walker Street, at 7:30pm, featuring Dio Ganhdih, Sacramento Knoxx, Laura Ortman, Chauncey Tails and others.