Tragedy and Revolutionary Hope: Climate Justice and Decolonization - Oct 7

Event Dates: 

“Tragedy and Revolutionary Hope: Climate Justice and Decolonization”  online (REGISTER HERE)

Wed Oct 7 4 pm 

Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. In 2014, he co-founded The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization. For 2017-2018, Estes was the American Democracy Fellow at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. His research engages colonialism and global Indigenous histories, with a focus on decolonization, oral history, U.S. imperialism, environmental justice, anti-capitalism, and the Oceti Sakowin. Estes is the author of the book Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, 2019), which places into historical context the Indigenous-led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.


You will be sent a confirmation email after registering, and on the day of the talk you will be sent a link to join the zoom call, along with instructions on how to do this. For additional information on how to use the technology please email Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison American Indian Studies Program, the Center for the Humanities. For more information, visit or email Patrick Barrett at