WHAT: “Standing Rock: The Violation of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights,” a seminar by David Archambault II, Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Room 146, Stocking Hall, Ithaca campus
MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or email@example.com.
ITHACA, N.Y. – David Archambault, a leading spokesperson for protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation, will present a public seminar at Cornell University on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room 146, Stocking Hall, Ithaca campus.
Archambault has spoken on indigenous rights before the Human Rights Council of the United Nations, and written on the subject in the New York Times. He recently was named by Foreign Policy magazine as a Global Thinker 2016 for his stewardship of the Dakota/Lakota homeland.
The talk is sponsored by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Natural Resources as part of its 2017 Seminar Series on the theme of Hope, in conjunction with the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program at Cornell.
Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.