Environmental and Indigenous Rights Advocate Tara Houska to Discuss Her Groundbreaking Advocacy Work During Public Talk at Dickinson College

CARLISLE, Pa., Sept. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Advocate for environmental and Indigenous rights Tara Houska will discuss her work as a tribal attorney, land defender and founder of the Giniw Collective during a special event at Dickinson College. Her public talk will take place Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in the college’s Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. It will also be livestreamed at Dickinson.edu/Houska.

Houska is the 2023 recipient of The Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize for Global Environmental Activism at Dickinson College. This annual $100,000 prize is awarded to individuals or organizations significantly impacting responsible action for the planet, its resources and its people. Houska, a citizen of Couchiching First Nation, is a prominent opponent of the Line 3 and Dakota Access pipelines and plays an active role in the movement to defund fossil fuels.

The Rose-Walters Prize acknowledges Houska’s many accomplishments, including founding the Giniw Collective, an Indigenous women and two-spirit-led resistance dedicated to defending the Sacred, advocating for systemic change that respects Indigenous sovereignty, prioritizing land defense, traditional knowledge and divestment to protect the Earth.

As part of the prize, Houska is conducting a two-week residency at Dickinson, where she will visit classes and meet with student groups. She will mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Oct. 9 during an open house at Dickinson’s new Center for the Futures of Native Peoples.

Houska grew up in rural Ranier, Minnesota, across the border from the Couchiching First Nation in Ontario. She worked as a tribal attorney in Washington, D.C., clerking with the Obama administration, and then advising Sen. Bernie Sanders on Native affairs during his 2016 presidential campaign. She committed to full-time advocacy with a non-profit during the Dakota Access pipeline protests. Upon returning home to protect her people’s territory from the Line 3 pipeline, she established the Giniw Collective.

Houska also co-founded Not Your Mascots, a non-profit promoting positive representation for Native Americans. She has contributed to publications including All We Can Save, The New York Times and Vogue. Houska’s daughter’s birth intensified her determination to protect the planet. She believes in fostering a holistic and pragmatic movement, centering values that emphasize natural law, humility, empathy and the translation of words into action.

The Rose-Walters Prize has previously honored advocates including Elizabeth Kolbert, Mark Ruffalo, Bill McKibben and Lisa Jackson.

SOURCE DICKINSON COLLEGE

Originally published at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/environmental-and-indigenous-rights-advocate-tara-houska-to-discuss-her-groundbreaking-advocacy-work-during-public-talk-at-dickinson-college-301930930.html
Images courtesy of https://pixabay.com

Related Stories

best marketing company in Miami

Discover

Instacart CFO to Participate in Fireside Chat Hosted by...

SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Instacart (NASDAQ: CART) today announced that Emily...

XStereotype Founder + CEO Larry Adams Named to Ad...

The inaugural list honors the top digital innovators reshaping the digital marketing world NEW YORK,...

Game-Time: Celebrate #TenderMoments with Free Hardee’s Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders

Score big with free 3-piece chicken tenders on June 7, 13 and 18FRANKLIN, Tenn., June...

MIDAD REAL ESTATE UNVEILS STUNNING NEW RESIDENTIAL LANDMARK, THE...

The Four Seasons Private Residences in Jeddah introduces a groundbreaking architectural marvel designed by SOM. Featuring...

Willamette Valley Vineyards Posts Results for Q1 2024

SALEM, Ore., May 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. (NASDAQ:WVVI) (the "Company"),...

NPower Welcomes Prominent Industry Leaders; Sandra Peterson, Citi; Guy...

NEW YORK, June 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- NPower, a leading, national tech training nonprofit focused...
watch free celebrity tv