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Feb 16 2023

Nick C. Estes: “Operation Wounded Knee, 1973: The Militarization of Policing in Indian Country”

Surviving the Long Wars Virtual Scholarly Series

February 16, 2023

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM



A green poster with text announcing a virtual lecture by Dr. Nick Estes on Thursday, February 16th. The project’s title 'Surviving the Long Wars' is written in large text at the top of the flyer along with Nick Estes. The poster has a headshot of Estes, his bio, and details about the series.

We are excited to announce the fifth virtual seminar in the series by Dr. Nick Estes, Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, on Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 3:30 pm CT. The talk will be moderated by NEH Veteran Fellow and artist Monty Little. This is the fifth lecture in a series that includes Kelly Hayes and Tiffany King.

Nick Estes is a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. He is the author of Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance (Verso, 2019), coeditor with Jaskiran Dhillon of Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), and coauthor with Melanie K. Yazzie, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, and David Correia of Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation (PM Press, 2021). In 2014 he cofounded The Red Nation, an Indigenous resistance organization, and he is cohost of The Red Nation podcast. He joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Department of American Indian Studies as an assistant professor in 2022.

Register here!

This is a virtual webinar event taking place on Zoom and is free and open to the public. It will have live captioning. For any other access requests, please contact Zaynab Hilal at

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS explores the multiple overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as the alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war. The project begins with a virtual scholarly series at the nexus of critical ethnic studies, native/Indigenous studies, and Middle Eastern Studies on the histories and futures of native rebellion alongside contemporary US militarism and warfare. The seminar series is part of a year-long UIC class and NEH “Dialogues on the Experience of War” discussion program taught by veteran artist Aaron Hughes. The project culminates in the second Veteran Art Triennial and Summit, in Spring 2023, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, and Newberry Library.

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS is organized by Aaron Hughes, Ronak K. Kapadia, Therese Quinn, Joseph Lefthand, and Amber Zora with support from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute for the Humanities Innovation Grant, UIC Award for Creative Activity, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Newberry Library, DEMIL Art Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experiences of War Grant. Special thanks to the Disability Cultural Center, the Native American Support Program, and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC.


Zaynab Hilal

Date posted

Feb 7, 2023

Date updated

May 25, 2023