Erdrich's talk focuses on the Indigenous resistance that is deeply embedded in the story of this region and the United States. Erdrich will reflect on landscapes of the upper Midwest and the new challenges facing Indian Country as communities cope with extreme fossil fuel extraction and other environmental injustices in their homelands.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
"O'Brien's pioneering scholarship on Indigenous survival and self-determination within the settler state stands at the forefront of a new global approach to Indigenous studies. Her work has overturned conventional accounts of Indigenous history in the northeastern U.S., challenging national narratives that have written Indigenous peoples out of existence. She is co-founder and served as second president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, the premier association for global Indigenous studies."