Hearing Room 4  |  12:30pm–1:45pm
Presented by: Heyday Books

America’s indigenous peoples have for five centuries fought those who would steal their land, poison their water, and deny them their rights. Their struggle continues today at Standing Rock. This panel will explore the history and dynamics that led to the Oceti Sakowin Camp and what the future may hold for the Tribe and assembled Nations.

ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ is a professor emerita of CSUEB, teaching in the Native American Studies Program, and helped found its Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies. Her books include The Great Sioux Nation and An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States.

SAM LEVIN is a reporter for the Guardian US based in San Francisco. He covers general news and tech and has extensively reported on Standing Rock over the last year. He previously was a staff writer at East Bay Express in Oakland and the Riverfront Times in St. Louis.

VINCENT MEDINA is a Contributing Editor for News from Native California, a quarterly magazine devoted to California’s diverse Indian peoples published by Heyday Books. He also runs the blog Being Ohlone in the 21st Century.

MALCOLM MARGOLIN (moderator) is publisher emeritus of Heyday Books and News from Native California. He is also author of several books about native life, and is currently working on a manuscript about the 5,000 year-old village on the site of the West Berkeley Shell Mound.