Phyllis Young: Defending Native American Rights and the Importance of Making Kin
Don’t miss this virtual public talk featuring legendary activist Phyllis Young moderated by filmmaker Shannon Kring.
Phyllis Young is a citizen of the Dakota and Lakota nations. She is a founding member of Women of All Red Nations (WARN) and is widely known for her work against the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NODAPL). In 1975, she established the 1st International Indian Treaty Council Office at the UN Plaza and in 1977, she secured the Council’s credentials as an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, making it the first Indigenous NGO. Young was one of the authors of the precursor document that became the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Shannon Kring is award-winning filmmaker and the director of the documentary, End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock (2021).