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Standing with Standing Rock

A presentation by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II

Chairman Archambault’s leadership was highlighted this past year as citizens of Standing Rock, fellow American Indians and thousands of other supporters of Indigenous rights rose in unprecedented collective opposition to the DAPL oil pipeline construction that has already desecrated sacred sites and risks contaminating the nearby Missouri River. People from around the globe watched as the international spotlight illuminated the resistance of the Standing Rock Water Protectors, strengthening the call for respect of indigenous rights, tribal sovereignty, and the U.S. Government’s obligation for official consultation on matters affecting Native peoples. Chairman Archambault heightened worldwide attention in September as he testified before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Chairman will be on campus during the last week in March. His WVU talk and welcome reception take place Tuesday, March 28 in the Life Sciences Building, Room G15, Downtown Campus. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation follows at 7:00 p.m.; both are free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the upper level of the Mountainlair Parking Garage after 5:00 p.m.

Chairman Archambault’s visit is hosted by the WVU Native American Studies Program, part of the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences, and is co-sponsored by the Carolyn Reyer Endowment for Native American Studies, the WVU Leadership Studies Program and the Puskar Leadership Fund.