This talk builds on insights from the book Our History is the Future by critically examining Indigenous spaces of anti-colonial resistance in the city, the countryside, and the reservation. From police violence to extractive industries, each is deeply connected to environmental justice. A closer look at Native movements shows how deeply connected urban and rural spaces are to decolonization in North America.
Nick Estes is Kul Wicasa from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and a co-founder of the Red Nation, an organization dedicated to Native liberation. He is the author of the forthcoming book "Our History is the Future: #NoDAPL, Standing Rock, and the Long Traditions of Indigenous Resistance" (Verso, 2019), and edited with Jaskiran Dhillon the forthcoming volume #NoDAPL and Mni Wiconi: Reflections on Standing Rock (University of Minnesota, 2019).
This event is part of the Spring 2019 IDS Lecture Series at The Cooper Union, organized by Leslie Hewitt and Omar Berrada.
Our lectures are free and open to the public. The next lecture will be delivered on March 5th by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
For the full program, please visit http://ids.cooper.edu