Community Conversations: Standing Rock

This community conversation will give visitors the opportunity to learn about the current issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the tribes of Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.

The conversation will be moderated by Allison Warner, President of Kiksuya, an NKU student organization dedicated to service and outreach to Native American communities.

Panelists include: Albert Ortiz, Chairman of the American Indian Movement of Indiana and Kentucky and a member of the Kiowa and Yaqui tribes; Dr. Nicole Grant, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Northern Kentucky University and an expert on Indigenous issues; Dr. Joan Ferrante, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Northern Kentucky University and an expert on race relations; Alan Seifert, a local Cincinnatian activist who recently travelled to Standing Rock to participate in the protests.