Happening at Standing Rock This Weekend: Oceti Sakowin Energy Summit

Published January 11, 2018

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, in an effort to protect the homelands, will explore possible renewable energy solutions for its reservation and beyond at this weekend’s Oceti Sakowin Energy Summit. The summit will take place at the Prairie Knights Casino on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Friday, January 12, 2018 and Saturday, January 13, 2018.

The summit will be livestreamed on Saturday on the Lakota People’s Law Project‘s Facebook page.

Phyliss Young

Standing Rock activist and co-founder of Women of All Red Nations (WARN) Phyllis Young organized this exciting, first-of-its-kind summit, which will run all day Friday and Saturday at the Prairie Knights Casino.

The summit is co-hosted by Sitting Bull College, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s SOLVE, with contributions from the Lakota People’s Law Project and Greenpower.

Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer for the Obama administration, Megan Smith, headlines a group of high-level experts set to address the conference, mostly from MIT SOLVE, a group under the university’s umbrella dedicated to “solving the world’s most pressing challenges through open innovation and partnership.”

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