The NYC Stands for Standing Rock collective is a group of Indigenous scholars and activists, and settler/ POC supporters. We belong and are responsible to a range of Indigenous peoples and nations, including Tlingit, Haudenosaunee, Secwepemc, St'at'imc, Creek (Muscogee), Anishinaabe, Peoria, Diné, Maya Kaqchikel, and Quechua. We have joined forces to support the Standing Rock Sioux in their continued assertion of sovereignty over their traditional territories. We welcome the support and participation of Indigenous peoples and allied environmental/ community/ justice organizations in the New York area. If you can offer your organization's support, please email NYCnoDAPL@gmail.com to let us know how you would like to be involved. Connect with us on Twitter @NYCnoDAPL
Professor Jaskrian Dhillon, a member of NYC Stands with Standing Rock and dedicated community organizer/activist, has a new book!
Prairie Rising: Indigenous Youth, Decolonization, and the Politics of Intervention provides an insightful, grounded, and rigorous examination of the shifting forms of settler colonialism over the last 20 years on the plains of Saskatchewan. In this book Dhillon challenges the belief that the Canadian government is fully committed to social justice and reconciliation with First Nations. Follow the link to read more and purchase! Follow our twitter to get updates on more events and news from the Collective.
Jaskiran Dhillon's new book is a MUST READ for understanding Indigenous resistance in Canada! It's also 25% off!https://t.co/XHm9zg82Rn
Our collective hosted a Teach In at The New School on the Standing Rock Syllabus in early December. Go to the video below to watch and share.
Presenters (in order):
Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux)
Teresa Montoya (Diné)
Jarrett Martineau (Plains Cree and Frog Lake Dene)
Jaque Fragua (Jemez Pueblo)
Zaysha Grinnell (Three Affiliated Tribes) and Kettie Jean
Question period moderated by Anne Spice (Tlingit)
Preview of RISE documentary series by director Michelle Latimer (Algonquin and Métis)
Our collective hosted a Teach In at Columbia on the Standing Rock Syllabus. Go to the playlist below to watch and share. In the videos you will see how you can start to teach the different sections of the syllabus, or how they can help ground discussions of Standing Rock and resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Standing Rock Syllabus NYC Teach In: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ_5wIGtI8pXS96cSmrimep-67s0KwfjI