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Roadshow of Resistance: Saving the Planet, Indigenous Rights and Standing Rock

Sydney Gelber Auditorium, Student Activities Center

Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 3pm

Learn about Standing Rock and environmental justice issues through the poetry and hip-hop music of Native American Lyla June; the songs of Casey Neill; speeches by Cheryl Angel, a Standing rock Lakota witness; and Brytnee Laurette, from the Center of Biological Diversity.

 

The Roadshow of Resistance is a traveling revue of environmental activism and the rights of Indigenous People and they will be playing at Stony Brook Univeristy. It features music by singer-songwriter Casey Neill and Diné/Cheyenne hip-hop artist Lyla June.

It will also include speeches by Cheryl Angel, a Lakota elder fighting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and Brytnee Laurette with the Center for Biological Diversity.

It is a powerful opportunity to join a growing movement of resistance to attacks on our environment from the threat of climate change, species extinction, and pipeline expansions. Join us for a fun and inspiring event!

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LYLA JUNE is a descendant of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. She is a musician, public speaker and internationally recognized performance poet. She is a co-founder of The Taos Peace and Reconciliation Council, which works to heal intergenerational trauma and ethnic division in the northern New Mexico. She is a walker within the Nihigaal Bee Iiná Movement, a 1,000-mile prayer walk through Diné Tah (the Navajo homeland) that is exposing the exploitation of Diné land and people by mining industries. She was the lead organizer of the Black Hills Unity Concert, to support protesters at Standing Rock.

CASEY NEILL is a songwriter from Portland, Oregon performing high-energy indie folk. His songs are narratives of American life and anthems for social change.

CHERYL ANGEL is a Lakota elder from the Sicangu tribe in South Dakota. Cheryl is a lifelong water protector helping to stop the KeystoneXL pipeline at Standing Rock.

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This event is sponsored by the Committee for Earthstock, The Provost's Office, the Department of Ecology and Evolution, the Department of History, the Humanities Institute, the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences--Sustainability Studies Program.

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