Steven Salaita on Rising Up with Sonali

Rising Up with Sonali

InterNationalism (Steven Salaita)The on-going actions at Standing Rock, North Dakota have been met with many gestures of solidarity. One of the most interesting is solidarity from Palestinian rights activists who have seen a clear parallel between the Indigenous struggle for sovereignty and treaty rights with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

One of the leading American academics making such connections for many years is Steven Salaita, who last year won a settlement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over its rescinding of the offer of a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program.

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