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“Indigenizing Environmental Justice in Indian Country” with Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes)

Oct 12, 2017, 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Rm 110, Knight Law School

Free and open to all. Lunch provided!


Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeupThe Standing Rock/#NoDapl movement was a flashpoint that painfully exposed how environmental injustice still shapes Native nations and lives in the U.S. today. With this stunning story as a foundation, Dina Gilio-Whitaker will discuss her latest work based on a forthcoming book tentatively titled ‘Defending Our Lands: Indigenous Environmental Justice, From Colonization to Standing Rock’.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker (Colville Confederated Tribes) is Policy Director & Senior Research Associate at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She also teaches American Indian Studies at California State University San Marcos and is a regular contributor to Indian Country Today. Dina’s research focuses on Indigenous nationalism, self-determination, environmental justice, and education. She is the co-author of the book ‘All the Real Indians Died Off, and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans’.

Sponsored by the Native American Law Students Association, University of Oregon Knight School of Law. For more information, contact

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