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Standing Rock Protest | Photo Courtesy: Rosemary Martinez Causa Unidos
Standing Rock Protest | Photo Courtesy: Rosemary Martinez Causa Unidos

ARISE to Hold Panel Discussion on Indigenous Activism, Environmental Protection and Preservation of Civil Rights

Academic Revival of Indigenous Studies and Education (ARISE) Group at UTEP is hosting a panel event which will focus on national and local fights against pipelines and the oil industry.

The event,titled Drinking Oil and Eating Money: Environmental Dangers and Indigenous Activism, a Panel Discussion is set for Wednesday, November 30th.  Via a Facebook post, officials with group explained what topics the panel event will cover.

“We will explore how environmental protection intertwine with Indigenous activism and the preservation of civil rights…we will discuss these dangers and movements towards preservation.”

Speakers for the event include Dr. Aurolyn Luykx, Professor of Anthropology; Dr. David Carmichael, Professor of Anthropology; Crystal Arrieta, Member of Frontera Water Protectors; and Bill Addington, Member of Frontera Water Protectors.

The group will also be accepting donations to send to Standing Rock, where hundreds of protesters continue to fight against a pipeline routed though tribal lands. For any questions, those interested can contact organizers via email .

ARISE is an all-inclusive education and planing group whose goals are to help educate UTEP students about Indigenous cultures, history, and current events as well as help Indigenous students with scholarships and personal support.

Date: Wednesday, November 30th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Union East Building Acacia Room 102A, @ UTEP

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2 comments

  1. madmike272@gmail.com'

    Not interested! They come across as a far left organization, more interested in pushing their liberal political agenda than protecting rights!

  2. marshall@thetripps.net'

    Sorry I cannot be there, but with you in spirit. Sad to see the first comment. Sending support funds to Standing Rock.

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