“Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement” Exhibtion Opens at Evanston Public Library

One of 52 that are part of Native News Online’s “Standing Rock: Photographs

Published November 30, 2018

EVANSTON, Ill. — The Evanston Public Library is hosting the “Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement” beginning December 1, 2018 to December 29, 2018.

The Evanston Public Library is located at 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, Illinois 60201. The exhibition will be on the 3rd floor. An opening lecture in the Falcon Room, also on the 3rd floor, will be held at 3:00 p.m. – CST with a presentation by Levi Rickert, publisher and editor of Native News Online.

Standing Rock became synonymous with the largest public gathering of American Indians in over a century. During the Standing Rock resistance, Native News Online published over 100 articles about the events at Standing Rock. Throughout this period, Native News Online took over 1,500 high-resolution photographs at Standing Rock, Washington, D.C. and local protests in Michigan.

Understanding the importance of preserving the monumental period in contemporary American Indian history, the Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University teamed with Native News Online to develop the Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement exhibition that include 22 boards that contain 52 photographs with accompanying narrative.

“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.”


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