Mark k. Tilsen: Indigenous Rights & Sovereignty, Standing Rock, L’eau est La Vie Camp, & Indigenous Political Prisoners
Rescheduled – March 31st, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. EST
Join Dispatches from the Struggle in welcoming Mark k. Tilsen, Oglala Lakota Poet Educator from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Mark will join us to discuss Indigenous Rights & Sovereignty, Standing Rock, L’eau est La Vie Camp, & Indigenous Political Prisoners, with moderator Jamila Hammami, Co-Organizer of External and Labor Relations at the Adjunct Project.
Mark k. Tilsen is an Oglala Lakota Poet Educator from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He comes from activist families long steeped in the struggle for liberation for all people and the long-term survival of the Lakota Nation. At Standing Rock, he stepped into the role of a direct action trainer and police liaison. Since then he has led training and teach-ins about the lessons learned from Standing Rock.
Mark spent months at the L’eau est La Vie Camp helping fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline which is the tail end of the Dakota Access Pipeline ending in Louisiana. His first book of poetry, It Ain’t Over Until We’re Smoking Cigars on the Drill Pad: Poems from Standing Rock and the frontlines recalls the struggle against the pipeline through a blend of journal entries and poems.
Dispatches from the Struggle is a series that focuses on intersectional community organizing and social movement struggles outside of CUNY that intersect with CUNY struggles. The Dispatches from the Struggle series was created to benefit CUNY adjuncts, graduate workers, and students through political education on critical issues that impact the CUNY community. Dispatches from the Struggle seeks to connect struggles and build solidarity and power across movements and is free and open to CUNY and the global community.
Questions? Contact CUNY Adjunct Project’s Co-Organizer of External & Labor Relations, Jamila Hammami at adjunctproject[@]protonmail.com