From Fort Laramie to Standing Rock: The Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy
August 6, 2017, 2:00 PM CT
Presented by Jay Antle
For most Americans, the debate over the Dakota Access Pipeline comes down to images of protesters facing off against militarized police, or perhaps Facebook memes supporting one side or the other. This talk will take a step back from recent contested events to trace the historical origins of divergent ideas about land use, Federal Indian Law, energy development, tribal self-determination, and national politics that set the stage for these events. Those wishing to have preconceived ideas reinforced may be disappointed by what they hear. This talk will use a number of maps and legal documents to provide context for the audience that will encourage thoughtful discussion of these issues.
Glen Elder State Park
2131 180 Rd.
Glen Elder, KS 67446
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Sponsored by: Solomon Valley-Hwy 24-Heritage Alliance