The Women of Standing Rock Panel Discussion
June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |
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Haskell Indian Nations University’s Hiawatha Center for Justice presents a virtual panel discussion to set the stage for the Tuesday night screening of End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock. Hiawatha Center for Justice Director Dr. Daniel Wildcat will moderate an engaging and informative conversation with the creative team behind the film and community members.
Shannon Kring is an Emmy-winning producer and humanitarian whose work has been presented by dozens of governments, and by institutions including the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian, NASA, MIT, the British Museum, and UNESCO. She is a UNWTO Liaison and serves as Honduras’ Goodwill Ambassador. Shannon works with the UN, US Department of State, USAID, UNEP, and other global bodies on issues concerning the indigenous and other marginalized members of society, environmental sustainability, and cultural preservation.
Pearl Daniel–Means is a producer, activist, and author who speaks around the world on matters concerning indigenous issues, human rights, and environmentalism. She was born into the Ashiihi (Salt) Clan of the Navajo Nation. Her Lakota name, Iyoyanbya Izanzan Win, translates loosely to “Bright Light”. Pearl walked alongside the late American Indian activist, author, artist, and actor Russell Means, as his wife, business manager, and collaborator.
Phyllis Young has been an American Indian rights activist (Lakota/Dakota) for more than 40 years. In 1978 she co-founded Women of All Red Nations with Madonna Thunder Hawk. Between 1993 and 2008, Young served on the board of the National Museum of the American Indian, and in 1977 she helped coordinate the first conference on Indians in the Americas by the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Daniel Wildcat, Ph.D., is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and an accomplished scholar who writes on Indigenous knowledge, technology, environment, and education. He is also director of the Hiawatha Center for Justice and the Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center, which he founded with colleagues from the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University. A Yuchi member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Wildcat recently formed the American Indian and Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group, a tribal-college-centered network of individuals and organizations working on climate change issues. In 2008, he helped organize the Planning for Seven Generations climate change conference sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
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