Beginning in April 2016, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and representatives from hundreds of tribal nations gathered to resist the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would pass less than a mile from the Standing Rock Reservation. The grassroots movement known by the hashtag #NODAPL is considered the single largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years.
In "The Stand at Standing Rock," Penn videographers speak with members of Penn’s Native American and Indigenous Studies community about the significance of the movement. Margaret Bruchac, Assistant Professor Anthropology, is the Coordinator for the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Penn. Stephanie Mach is a Ph.D. student in Anthropology and Student Engagement Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Timothy Powell is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies and director of Educational Partnerships with Indigenous Communities housed at the Penn Language Center.
Produced by Penn Arts & Sciences for OMNIA, February 23, 2017
Filmed and edited by Alex Schein
Additional filming by Rafe Scobey-Thal