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STANDING WITH STANDING ROCK event at the South Dakota Festival of Books with Nick Estes

When Oct 04, 2019
from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
Where South Dakota Center for the Book, 1215 Trail Ridge Rd., Suite A, Brookings, SD 57006
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Standing with Standing Rock (Nick Estes and Jaskiran Dhillon, editors)Nick Estes will be at the South Dakota Festival of Books on Friday, October 4 at 11:30 a.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, edited with Jaskiran Dhillon, Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement.

 

Amid the Standing Rock movement to protect the land and the water that millions depend on for life, the Oceti Sakowin (the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota people) reunited. Through poetry and prose, essays, photography, interviews, and polemical interventions, the contributors reflect on Indigenous history and politics and on the movement’s significance. Their work challenges our understanding of colonial history not simply as “lessons learned” but as essential guideposts for activism.

 

"As our songs and prayers echo across the prairie, we need the public to see that in standing up for our rights, we do so on behalf of the millions of Americans who will be affected by this pipeline." —David Archambault II, from the interior

 

"There is no alternative to water. There is no alternative to this Earth. This fight has become my life, and it’s not over. I think this is only the beginning for me, for all of us. Do you want a future for your children and grandchildren? If you want them to have a future then stand with Standing Rock because this is just the beginning of a revolution." —Zaysha Grinnell, from the interior

 

"We will put our best warriors in the front. We are the vanguard. We are the Hunkpapa Lakota. That means the horn of the buffalo. That’s who we are. We are protectors of our nation of Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Council Fires. Know who we are." —Phyllis Young, from the interior

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