Paper/Proposal Title

Indigenous Rights in the Trump Era

Presenter/Author Information

Tereza M. Szeghi, University of DaytonFollow

Start Date

11-9-2017 10:30 AM

Keywords

Dakota Access Pipeline, tribal sovereignty, land rights, Trump policies

Abstract

This paper examines the ways in which the Dakota Access Pipeline and the related protests were divergently covered in mainstream versus alternative news sources and what this divergent coverage suggests about the current status of American Indian affairs and the role of American Indians in the U.S. cultural imaginary. Moreover, the paper will address the status of American Indian tribal sovereignty in the Trump era more broadly, with particular focus on American Indians' treaty-related rights to self-determination in the use of their lands.

 
Nov 9th, 10:30 AM

Indigenous Rights in the Trump Era

This paper examines the ways in which the Dakota Access Pipeline and the related protests were divergently covered in mainstream versus alternative news sources and what this divergent coverage suggests about the current status of American Indian affairs and the role of American Indians in the U.S. cultural imaginary. Moreover, the paper will address the status of American Indian tribal sovereignty in the Trump era more broadly, with particular focus on American Indians' treaty-related rights to self-determination in the use of their lands.