At the height of the Standing Rock demonstrations in October 2016, North Dakota state and local law enforcement indefinitely closed the primary road connecting the Standing Rock Reservation to the main public sites in contention. The nine-mile road closure, which lasted five months, prevented access to these sites, limiting residents' right to assemble, pray, express themselves, and freely travel.
In October 2018, a lawsuit was filed by affected residents. Join plaintiffs, activists, and lawyers to discuss this important and current case.
Hosted by SJI, CCCCT (The Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought), INCITE (Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics), and NALSA (Native American Law Students Association). Non-pizza lunch will be served. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. If you have further dietary restrictions, email Diana Pedi at [email protected] at least two business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to accommodate them.