Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock on December 3, 2017. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert
Published November 13, 2017
ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN – As part of Grand Valley State University’s Native American Heritage Month events, Native News Online Editor Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation) will lecture on the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access oil pipeline on the university’s Allendale campus on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Rickert, founder of Native News Online, will share insights into why Standing Rock became the largest gathering of American Indians in over 100 years and its lasting effects on a new generation of American Indians. As part of Native News Online’s coverage of the Standing Rock resistance, Native News Online has over 1,500 photos in its library. A native and resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rickert will share some of the photographs and the experiences he encountered while covering the resistance at Standing Rock, Washington, D.C. and in protests in Michigan.
“Standing Rock will go down in history as being one of the most important events in Indian Country in contemporary times. The vibrancy of the Standing Rock will remain alive for many years to come because it awoken a new spirit in a new generation of American Indians in the fight for justice for indigenous peoples in America,” says Rickert.
“Standing Rock: The Largest Gathering of American Indians in 100 Years Explored” – Lecture by Levi Rickert
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Valley State University
2266 Grand River Room
Russel H. Kirkhof Center
This lecture is LIB 100 & US 201 approved.