Amber Hickey presents paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference in Vancouver

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Amber Hickey

Amber Hickey presented a paper at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference in June, 2017. The paper, "Sightlines: The Strategic Use of Visual Tools of Resistance Against the Dakota Access Pipeline" examines the appropriation of visual tools originally created by the military (such as video drones) by water protectors as integral tools in the movement against the pipeline. The paper is contextualized within the history of pipeline easements granted to cross Indigenous land on Turtle Island. 

 

Image caption: Sinclair Refining Company Products Pipe Line, 1948 (Courtesy National Archives College Park, Cartographic Division)