Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Menonminee Tribe Chairmen to Speak in Chicago

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II outside the court last month in Washington, D.C. Native News Online photo by Randall Slikkers

Published August 15, 2017

Water at Risk: Tribal Leaders’ Perspective

CHICAGO – Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II and Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin Chairman Gary Besaw are part of a discussion on water rights Lincoln Hall at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Chicago.

Archambault received national press press during the several months of the Standing Rock resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline. Archambault, a strong advocate for tribal sovereignty and water rights, was arrested last summer after he crossed into a “no tresspassing” at the construction near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Besaw is currently leading the resistance by the Menominee Tribe against the Back Forty Mine in Michigan.

Menominee Chairman Gary Besaw

The two tribal chairman will discuss the issues facing Native communities, including tribal sovereignty and environmental issues – specifically water rights – which both affect Illinois. The discussion will be moderated by Doug Kiel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University and a citizen of the Oneida Nation.

The event is hosted by: Leadership Greater Chicago, American Indian Center of Chicago, Metropolitan Tenants Organization, and Northwestern University.

WHAT:

Water at Risk: Tribal Leaders’ Perspective Discussion

WHO:

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II and Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin Chairman Gary Besaw

WHEN:

Thursday, August 17, 2017
7:30 – 8:00 AM Arrival and Networking
8:00 – 9:30 AM Program and Questions

WHERE:
Lincoln Hall at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

FEE:  The event is open to the public. Registration fee is $15 each. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Center of Chicago.

Click here to register:https://www.lgcchicago.org/calendar.aspx?objectID=4346

 

 

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