Native News Online’s Levi Rickert to Present Standing Rock Lecture at Grand Rapids Public Library on Monday

Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock on December 3, 2017. Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert

Published January 20, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Levi Rickert, publisher/editor of Native News Online, will provide a lecture titled “The Making of the Standing Rock Photo Exhibition” on Monday, January 21, 2019 at the Grand Rapids Public Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rickert will discuss how working with Grand Valley State University’s Kutsche Office of Local History to narrow some 1,600 photographs taken while covering the Standing Rock resistance turned into a traveling exhibition that is proving to be educational to non-Native people.

The Grand Rapids Public Library is hosting the exhibit “Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement” is currently on display on the fourth floor through January 28, 2019

“The exhibition was created to capture the essence of the Standing Rock resistance so that viewers may gain cultural exchange and come to understand the importance of American Indian issues in the context of social justice,” comments Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation). “Standing Rock was really a movement that continues today with resistance by American Indians to oil pipelines that endanger communities in various places around the country.”

There will be a brief reception in the Local History Department at 6:15 pm. The presentation will begin at 7 pm in the Ryerson Auditorium.

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