Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Central Michigan University
Powers Hall Ballroom (view map)
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LaDonna Brave Bull Allard is Ihunktonwan Lakota from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She is a respected elder, genealogist and tribal historian and has been active in preservation and history for much of her life. She lives in Fort Yates, North Dakota, and holds a history degree from the University of North Dakota.
In April 2016, Allard founded the Sacred Stone Camp, focused on opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) which runs under the Missouri River just north of her family land and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation. Since the founding of the camp and the expansion of the NoDAPL movement, she has won numerous awards and has become a highly sought-after international speaker.
Allard opened the
Sacred Stone Camp to serve as a center for cultural preservation and spiritual resistance to the pipeline. Protests at the pipeline site in North Dakota near the Standing Rock Reservation grew to be the largest gathering of indigenous nations in modern history.
Sacred Stone Camp has evolved into Sacred Stone Village--a shared vision of a permanent, multi-generational, diverse eco-village community to teach by example how to live and thrive in an ecologically and spiritually sustainable community. Goals include sharing traditional indigenous lifestyles and wisdom, teaching the true history of the native people of Turtle Island, and practicing food sovereignty, technological self-reliance through “green” energy, and sustainable architecture and village planning in harmony with Native traditions.
Event Media Coverage
CM Life 3/12/19
Sacred Stone Camp founder LaDonna Allard speaks of experiences with Dakota Access Pipeline protests
CM Life 3/12/19
Founder of Sacred Stone Camp to speak at CMU March 12
Event Photos 3/12/19
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Sponsored by the Olga J. and G. Roland Denison Visiting Professorship of Native American Studies and the
Critical Engagements initiative within the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Central Michigan University.