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Nov. 19 | Mni Wiconi: Update on Legal Action at Standing Rock

  • Jerome Greene Hall Room 107 435 West 116th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)
 Photo Credit: Leslie Peterson

Photo Credit: Leslie Peterson

Sponsored by The Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, Columbia Law School Native American Law Students Association, Social Justice Initiatives at Columbia Law School, and INCITE.

WHEN: Monday, November 19th, 2018. 12:10- 1:10 PM

WHERE: Jerome Greene Hall Room 107, Columbia University Law School, 435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027

ABOUT:

At the height of the standing rock demonstrations in October 2016, North Dakota state and local law enforcement indefinitely closed the primary road connecting the Standing Rock Reservation to the main public sites in contention. The nine-mile road closure, which lasted five months, prevented access to these sites, limiting residents' right to assemble, pray, express themselves, and freely travel.

In October 2018, a lawsuit was filed by affected residents.

Join plaintiffs, activists, and lawyers on November 19 to discuss this important and current case.

Panelists include:
Wasté Win Young, Plaintiff
Professor Bernard E. Harcourt, Attorney
Lecturer in Law Noah Smith-Drelich, Lead Attorney
Julian Brave Noisecat, Policy Analyst and Writer