The Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies is organizing the Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice Symposium: From Standing Rock to St. Louis. Speakers will include tribal leaders, social workers, geologists, policymakers, lawyers, anthropologists, archaeologists and others. The keynote speaker will be Harold Frazier, Tribal Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about:
1. The Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and how the proposed pipeline has and would affect tribal communities and members;
2. Tribal sovereignty and tribal land rights;
3. Other current/historical tribal environmental concerns;
4. Environmental affects of pipeline leaks;
5. St. Louis – Environmental issues and advocacy;
6. St. Louis – Understanding our Indigenous past and present.
The event will be held on Monday, February 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall.