Reading Group: Our History Is The Future

From Boneshaker Books

Wednesday, May 22nd

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:00 PM

Join us on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6-8pm for a discussion of Nick Estes’ Our History is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long History of Indigenous Resistance. With the climate crisis upon us, stopping Line 3 (a proposed tar sands pipeline expansion) from crossing Minnesota is critical. Our History is the Future will provide important context about organizing and activism from Standing Rock, and help us think about how to frame Line 3 in the long history of settler-colonialism in the United States. Copies of the book are available at Boneshaker for 20% off the cover price.

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author of An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, says:

“In Our History Is the Future historian Nick Estes tells a spellbinding story of the 10 month Indigenous resistance at Standing Rock in 2016, animating the lives and characters of the leaders and organizers, emphasizing the powerful leadership of the women. Alone this would be a brilliant analysis of one of the most significant social movements of this century. But embedded in the story and inseparable from it is the centuries long history of the Oceti Sakowin’ resistance to United States’ genocidal wars and colonial institutions. And woven into these entwined stories of Indigenous resistance is the true history of the United States as a colonialist state and a global history of European colonialism. This book is a jewel—history and analysis that reads like the best poetry—certain to be a classic work as well as a study guide for continued and accelerated resistance.”

See Estes discuss the book on Democracy Now!, and hear him discuss the current fight for indigenous liberation on the podcast Better Off Red.

All are welcome!