Firsthand Stories from Standing Rock

November 22, 2016

7:30 p.m. Monday, November 28
JRC 101

November is Native American Month, and the World is watching. Grinnell College has an opportunity to hear firsthand stories about the fight to protect Mother Earth and the water — "Mni Wiconi: Water is Life."

Listen to Tyler Lasley, Mary YoungBear, Quinton Pushetonequa, Bewan Wanatee, LaVern Jeffereson, and Leah Slick-Driscoll from the Meskwaki Nation; Jenna Thomas from Rosebud Sioux, Rev. Wendy Abrahamson, pastor at St. John’s Episcopal Church, and students from Grinnell share their experiences and their involvement at Standing Rock.  

Also joining the frontlines, Prolific the Rapper, a Native American artist who has been an active participant in the Standing Rock Movement. He has incorporated the events from Standing Rock into his music and videos, as seen here on YouTube. Prolific the Rapper will perform his music and share his unique story regarding his involvement with the pipeline and the local officials.

Program Sponsors: Co-sponsored by the Rosenfield Program, SGA, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Education, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Art Departments