Friday Forum: Standing Rock and the Power of Indigenous Youth Voices

Friday, September 8, 2017 to Saturday, September 9, 2017

Event details

September 8, 2017
12:00 pm
1001 S. Wright St.

Speaker: Thomas Tonatiuh Dominguez-Lopez, International Indigenous Youth Council

About the Speaker: Thomas Tonatiuh Lopez is a college graduate from Metro State University of Denver with a bachelors degree in Technical Communications and a minor in Native American Studies. Born and raised in Denver,Colorado; Thomas identifies as Chicano paying homage to his Mexican, Diné, Apache and Hunka-Lakota roots. He is a grandson of Chief Leonard Crowdog and the son of Water Woman Sharon Lopez and Sundance Chief Thomas Lopez Sr. He spent months working with the International Indigenous Youth Council on the ground at Standing Rock to defeat the Dakota Access Pipeline. He is continuing his activist work; being a voice for those who have been silenced.

About the International Indigenous Youth Council:

The International Indigenous Youth Council seeks to organize youth through education, spiritual practices and civic engagement to create positive change in our communities. Through action and ceremony, the IIYC commits to building a sustainable future for the next seven generations.
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