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Current Exhibitions

Beyond Standing Rock

February 23, 2019 through December 1, 2019

From early 2016 until February 23, 2017, Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota was home to many individuals who were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The protest at Standing Rock Indian Reservation is just one of many instances where corporate and/or government actions were viewed as violations of Native American Treaties, a threat to Native American well-being, and disrespect for the sacredness of Native land. This exhibit focuses heavily on the events leading up to the DAPL construction and the experiences of many who were at Standing Rock during the protest. However, the exhibit will also highlight other examples of similar encroachments and violations of Native American sovereignty, many of which have impacted Native health and sacred lands.

No Spiritual Surrender by Zoe Urness

Kathy Whitman Elk Woman: Choosing Oil Over Water...Water is Sacred
A three-dimensional work, created by Kathy Whitman Elk Woman

No Spiritual Surrender by Zoe Urness

Water Protector Poster: Lakota No Access
Black and white protest poster made in 2016 by Marty Two Bulls Sr. at Standing Rock Reservation during the NoDAPL protests. The print depicts a man holding the head of the black snake, representing the oil pipeline.