POSTPONED: Nick Estes, American Studies, University of New Mexico

We regret to announce that the visit of Nick Estes to Madison has been postponed. He has been advised not to travel due to the severity of the threat posed by COVID-19.

We apologize for this change in the schedule, and will endeavor to reorganize another event with Nick at a later date.

Decolonization or Extinction

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“Climate Change, US Imperialism, and Indigenous Resistance,” Tuesday, March 10, 2:15pm, 1111 Biotechnology Building, 425 Henry Mall

“Tragedy and Revolutionary Hope: Climate Justice and Decolonization,” Wednesday, March 11, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public, Thursday, March 12, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. In 2014, he co-founded The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization. For 2017-2018, Estes was the American Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. His research engages colonialism and global Indigenous histories, with a focus on decolonization, oral history, U.S. imperialism, environmental justice, anti-capitalism, and the Oceti Sakowin. Estes is the author of the book Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, 2019), which places into historical context the Indigenous-led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program, the Center for the Humanities, and the Departments of Anthropology and History