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"Abolishing Columbus Day: The Long Struggle of Indigenous Peoples' Resistance" - a public lecture by Dr. Nick Estes (Lower Brulé Sioux Tribe)

  • Tivoli Student Union, Room 440, Auraria Campus 900 Auraria Pkwy Denver (map)

Nick Estes is a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and is the author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, 2019) and Standing with Standing RockVoices from the #NoDAPL Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). He will be discussing his books, the lessons from Standing Rock, as well as the implications of the continuing celebration of Columbus Day and other ongoing manifestations of invader colonialism. Sponsored by the 4th World Center for the Study of Indigenous Law and Politics (UC-Denver) Native American Student Organization (UC-Denver), and American Indian Student Services (UC-Denver). Nick will sign his books following the talk.

Earlier Event: October 7
Celebrating Native Voices
Later Event: October 12
Four Directions All Nations March