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Environmental and Indigenous Peoples activist, Dallas Goldtooth, to give lecture on February 27, 2018

Dallas Goldtooth, an environmental and indigenous peoples activist and co-founder of the 1491s, an all-indigenous social media group that uses comedy and satire as means of critical social dialogue, will give a lecture, "Defend the Sacred, Build the Power," on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203. 

The 1491s will participate in public conversation during "All College Day" in addition to giving a performance at 7:00pm on March 2nd in Sanders Classroom Auditorium.

These events are free and open to the public.

Dallas Goldtooth is the national Keep It In The Ground campaigner for the Indigenous Environmental Network. He has traveled extensively across North America as a public speaker and organizer, addressing the needs and issues that affect Indigenous peoples today. He is a film producer, actor, and a comedian. He is also a Dakota language activist, cultural teacher and dedicated father.

These events are sponsored by the Creative Arts Across Disciplines, The Engaged Pluralism Initiative, and the Dean of the Faculty Office.

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Posted by Office of Communications Friday, February 9, 2018