Panel Discussion: Indigenous Resistance in the Americas

Off Campus Online

Open to the public

/ Thursday


Across the Americas, Indigenous peoples have been rising up to challenge political violence, austerity measures, and environmental injustice. Current social movements led by Indigenous groups reflect enduring histories of resistance against settler colonialism that emphasize Native people's agency, rights, and sovereignty. This panel focuses on Indigenous resistance movementsincluding current struggles by Wet'suwet'en peoples in lands now called Canada, the Standing Rock/NoDAPL movement, Indigenous Bolivians' response to the ousting of President Evo Morales, and the struggle for Indigenous migrant rights in Ecuador-U.S. transnational circuitsto understand the connections between Native American and Indigenous experience across the hemisphere.


    • Jaskiran Dhillon, Associate Professor, Global Studies (Settler Colonialism/Imperialism and the Americas)
    • Victoria Stone-Cadena, Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Caribbean & Latino Studies (Ecuador Indigenous Uprisings)
    • Elizabeth N. Ellis, Assistant Professor of History, Director of the Native Studies Forum, New York University
    • Pamela Calla, Anthropologist, NYU

Organized by Sarah Lawrence faculty members:

  • Deanna Barenboim, Psychology and Anthropology
  • Luisa Heredia, Public Policy, Joanne Woodward Chair

This event is free and open to the public. ​Registration is required; please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link and password to attend this event online.​

Sponsored by LALS, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics, and the Social Science Colloquium.