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Standing in Solidarity with Water Protectors

  • Loyola University, Galvin Auditorium 6339 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL, 60660 United States (map)

Water Protectors from across the country unite to speak about the growing movement.

Event hosted by Ashley Williams, Jenya Polozova, and Vina Nguyen

Opening Ceremony:
Shki Bmaadzi (New Beginnings) drum and dance troupe will share Native American cultural dancing and drumming. The performance is presented by Chi-Nations Youth Council. Chi-Nations Youth Council is a Native American youth council created in 2012 as a response to the Idle No More movement in Canada. They have the mission to create a safe space for Native youth with a focus on arts, activism and education. Chi-Nations teaches about the land and provides a narrative, not often heard. The youth have a unique perspective growing up Native in Chicago. They believe their existence and practicing their culture are forms of resistance.