Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades, working with Indigenous communities on sovereignty and land rights and helping to build the international Indigenous movement. She is Professor Emerita of Ethnic Studies at California State University, East Bay.
She is the author of numerous books and articles on indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination, including Roots of Resistance: A History of Land Tenure in New Mexico,The Great Sioux Nation, and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, which received the 2015 American Book Award.
Nick Estes is from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico. His book, Mni Wiconi: Water is Life, Death, and Liberation, published by Verso Books, is forthcoming in 2018.
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