11.2.15 Native Solidarity, Indigenous Rights, and Social Justice

Mashantucket Pequot Delegation at Standing Rock



3:30PM – Public Reception

4:00PM – Panel Discussion with Q&A

Asian American Cultural Center
Student Union
University of Connecticut

Featuring members of
the Mashantucket Pequot Museum Delegation to Standing Rock including


Tahnee Growingthunder

Museum Educator

Jason Mancini

Executive Director

Chris Newell

Education Supervisor

Nakai Northup

Museum Educator

Cliff Sebastian

Marketing & Development Associate

endawnis Spears

Group Coordinator

If water is life, the protectors at the encampment at Standing Rock, North Dakota are there to protect all living things; not just the indigenous life ways of native people. Recently a contingency of Mashantucket Pequot tribal members and museum representatives have returned from their travels to Standing Rock. They will be sharing their experiences, answering questions, and discussing ways that all people can work to support the efforts of protectors now, for our shared future together.

Co-sponsored by

The Office for Diversity and Inclusion