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The Original Red Scare: The Criminalization of Indigenous Resistance

Nick Estes, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and University of New Mexico

September 23, 2021 · 12:00 pm1:30 pm · 209 Scheide Caldwell

Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP), Humanities Council

The U.S. war on terror is often called the “longest war.” This talk—the first in a series of Fall 2021 Working Group Seminars presented by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP)—reconsiders two decades of terror wars as a continuation of the Indian wars by examining the criminalization of Indigenous resistance and the present danger of climate.

Nick Estes, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, is an assistant professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance and a co-founder of The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization.

Open to members of the University community, this event is hosted by the Princeton University Humanities Council. Co-sponsors include the Program in American Studies and the Fund for Canadian Studies.

Pre-registration is required, and in-person attendance will be capped at 20 participants. Registrations will be confirmed via email on a first come, first served basis. Registrants must be confirmed to attend.

NAISIP fosters a cross-disciplinary dialogue among faculty, students, staff, and community members whose research and teaching interests focus on Indigenous peoples, and works to establish and maintain ethical partnerships with Indigenous communities. The NAISIP Working Group Seminar Series is a Collaborative Humanities Project of the Humanities Council.


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