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April 12, 2017, Wednesday - Territoriality, Sovereignty and Water: Indian Rights and Law Panel Discussion at Mill City Museum

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Locaction: Mill City Museum, 704 Second Street S

Territoriality, Sovereignty and Water: Indian Rights and Law Panel Discussion

A panel of Indigenous scholars and practitioners will discuss water and land rights issues, using Indian law and contemporary issues such as Standing Rock and other environmental contestations as a window into broader, long-standing colonial dynamics. They will address such questions as: How do American Indian sovereignty and tribal law intersect with federal law? How are historic preservation laws and mechanisms for protecting cultural sites implemented at the federal, state and tribal levels? What are the roles and responsibilities of citizens?

The panel will include: Dr. David E. Wilkins (McKnight Presidential Professor in American Indian Studies at University of Minnesota), Dr. Joe Watkins (anthropologist/archeologist, ACE Consultants, former director of the Native American studies program at University of Oklahoma), Tamara St. John (archivist for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Archives, works with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office on cultural preservation) and Moderator: Joe D. Horse Capture (director of American Indian Initiatives, Minnesota Historical Society).