This Week's Program: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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Annita Lucchesi is a doctoral student and cartographer at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Annita’s dissertation work examines the ways in which maps can help us to better understand the international issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and the movement to honor them and bring them to safety. As part of this work, Annita maintains one of the largest databases of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada and the United States. As a researcher, Annita frequently assists and consults with tribal advocates, activists, policy makers, service providers, and community leaders, while as a cartographer, she regularly teaches Indigenous and critical mapping workshops. Annita is a Southern Cheyenne descendant.

Tonia Stands is the Founder of “No Uranium in Treaty Territory. She is a Water Protector, Land Defender and Witko Oglala Winyan. Tonia has stood in Camp Zero Tolerance in White Clay, Nebraska, to shut down alcohol sales to Pine Ridge Reservation. Tonia has stood in opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, zeolite mining on the Pine Ridge Reservation and any exploitation of the sacred Black Hills. Tonia also makes medicine symbols.​