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Author Talk: Jacqueline Keeler

April 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Amid a growing militia movement, protests for Black Lives, and an incoming Biden administration, many across the country are reimagining what the American identity looks like. In their latest books, Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer and journalist Jacqueline Keeler and Kul Wicasa historian and activist Nick Estes offer indigenous perspectives on today’s resistance movements and envision a just future — one in which long-ignored histories are finally honored.

Jacqueline will discuss her latest book, Standoff: Standing Rock, the Bundy Movement, and the American Story of Sacred Lands, with Nick Estes via Zoom.

Tuesday, May 4
6 pm on Zoom
Collected Works Bookshop
Santa Fe, NM

Register here.

About Standoff:
The Bundy takeover of Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife Refuge and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s standoff against an oil pipeline in North Dakota are two sides of the same story that created America and its deep-rooted cultural conflicts. Through a compelling comparison of conflicting beliefs and legal systems, Keeler explores whether the West has really been won, and for whom. Learn more here.
About Jacqueline Keeler: 
Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer living in Portland, Oregon. She is editor of the anthology Edge of Morning: Native Voices Speak for the Bears Ears and has contributed to many publications including The Nation, Yes! magazine, and Salon.

About Nick Estes:
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. From 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 a member of the Oak Lake Writers Society, a network of Indigenous writers committed to defend and advance Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota) sovereignty, cultures, and histories.


April 14, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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