Nick Estes, American Studies, University of New Mexico

Decolonization or Extinction

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Climate Change, US Imperialism, and Indigenous Resistance

Tuesday, October 6, 4pm US CT
Online via Zoom

Tragedy and Revolutionary Hope: Climate Justice and Decolonization

Wednesday, October 7, 4pm US CT
Online via Zoom

Co-sponsored by the American Indian Studies Program, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of History, and the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison.

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.


Due to COVID-19, all Havens Wright Center events were hosted online via Zoom.