30 Dec '17, 7pm

How an artifact from Standing Rock protest made its way to American Indian museum

The struggle for Native American rights continues. That's the message of an 11-foot mile-marker post from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, a recent addition to the National Museum of the American Indian's groundbreaking exhibition "Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations." The mile marker was made by activists gathered at the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) camp to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The mile marker features hundreds of handmade signs pointing to the reservations, cities, states and countries represented by some of the 12,000 protesters who tried to block the pipeline's construction under the Missouri River just north of the reservation. At the core of the protest was the sovereignty of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which is why museum director Kevin Gover said the artifact was a poignant con...

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