Lunchtime Standing Rock Presentation
Thursday, April 26th at 12 p.m.
In early 2016, Water Protectors created the No DAPL (#NODAPL) movement to oppose construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, including near the Standing Rock Reservation. The pipeline threatened the region's clean water and ancient burial grounds. Protesting Water Protectors erected camps near the pipeline site for cultural preservation and spiritual resistance. Eventually, thousands of Water Protectors, including those from more than 300 tribes, resided in the camps and proclaimed that 'water is life' (Mni Wiconi!). The months of protests resulted in approximately 800 arrests and the use of excessive force by law enforcement officials. The pipeline has been built, and has already leaked. The camps were torn down. The legal struggle continues.
Join the Chicago-Kent National Lawyers Guild Chapter in welcoming attorney Melinda Power. Power currently represents Water Protectors in both civil and criminal cases stemming from the Standing Rock protests, and will share and describe her legal work both at the camp and in the courts. Power is both a member of the Water Protectors Legal Collective, and the National Lawyers Guild.
DEFENDING STANDING ROCK
C-K NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
Melinda Power, a member of both National Lawyers Guild and Water Protector Legal
Collective, is currently working on both civil and criminal cases stemming from the
Standing Rock protests. Power will speak about representing Water Protectors and will
describe her work at the camp and in the courts.
This event is co-hosted by Art and Cultural Property Law Society, Environmental Law
Society, American Constitution Society, Criminal Law Society, and ACLU
ATTORNEY MELINDA POWER, NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD
AND WATER PROTECTOR LEGAL COLLECTIVE
THURSDAY, 4/26 - 12PM - ROOM 345 -