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Tara Houska: Indigenous Wisdom and Living With Our Mother

photo courtesy of Tara Houska
Evening Programs
Date and Time: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 8:00pm
Eastern Time

Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, founder of Giniw Collective, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. She is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a group committed to positive representation of Native peoples.

She is a TED speaker, the 2017 Harvard “Public Interested” keynote, received an “Awesome Women Award” from Melinda Gates, a 2019 Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award and is featured in “Women: A Century of Change” by National Geographic. Tara has written for the women-led climate anthology “All We Can Save”, the New York Times, the Guardian, Vogue, and Indian Country Today. She lives in a pipeline resistance camp in Northern Minnesota.

Watch Tara's TED talk 

Resources from Tara Houska's Evening Program on Friday 7/2:

Stop the Money Pipeline

Support Water Protector Legal Defense

Learn about Line 3 

Prayer Lodge Stops Line 3 Chaos video

Giniw Collective on Facebook


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