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

The event was presented in collaboration with 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.