- 2017 Aug 16 6:30 PM to 2017 Aug 16 9:30 PM
Owen G. Glenn Building,
Building 260 Room 098,
The University of Auckland
Starting in April 2016, thousands of people, led by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members, gathered at camps to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), creating the #NoDAPL movement. The movement temporarily blocked pipeline construction, though the Trump administration in 2017 reversed this decision, permitting DAPL's construction. #NoDAPL has mobilised Indigenous peoples and allies everywhere through the philosophy of "Mni Wiconi" or "Water is Life."
In this seminar, Dr. Whyte will tell some of the story of the #NoDAPL movement, cover the politics of U.S. colonialism that pushed DAPL's ultimate construction, and close with a discussion of recent legal outcomes and the future of what the movement means for Indigenous environmental justice on Turtle Island and globally.
The event is for anyone, and will be informative for students and faculty, activists and concerned citizens in Aotearoa/NZ.
Kyle Whyte (Potawatomi) holds the Timnick Chair in the Humanities at Michigan State University. He is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability. His primary research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and Indigenous peoples and the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and climate science organisations. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. His website is kylewhyte.cal.msu.edu.
- 2016 Mar 30 12:00 PM
Moot Court, 10th Floor
Faculty of Law
University of Otago
Ko te Māori e arataki ana i a Aotearoa ki te ao kei mua
Māori leading New Zealand into the future
This is the new vision for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and our first Horizons of Insight Seminar for 2016 will consider the role of law in achieving this vision.
Celebrating 20 years of being Aotearoa New Zealand’s only Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) are excited to invite you to join us online from 15 – 18 November 2022 for our 2nd virtual and 10th International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC).