Indigenous communities are fighting for their survival and for self-determination. But what is the relationship between their struggle to the broader class struggle and the fight for a socialist future?
The DSA National Political Education Committee, International Committee, and Ecosocialist Working Group are co-hosting an international panel featuring Indigenous leaders from the U.S, Brazil, and Bolivia. Drawing on the long legacy of Indigenous movements, and with an emphasis on environmental justice and class struggle the speakers will discuss indigenous protection of the environment in the Americas and the role their resistance plays within the struggle against capitalism and the extractivist state.
Featuring: *Nick Estes* of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Assistant Professor at UNM, co-founder of The Red Nation, and author of Our History Is The Future. *Bryan Parras* an indigenous organizer based in Texas, member of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Dirty Fuels campaign, the Progressive Workers’ Union, and co-founder and board member of t.e.j.a.s., Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services. *Ruth Alípaz Cuqui* of the Uchupiamona Nation in Bolivia, Coordinadora general de la Coordinadora Nacional en Defensa de Territorios Indígenas Originarios Campesinos y Áreas Protegidas de Bolivia (Contiocap). And *Heloise Rocha* of the Munduruku, leading member in the Brazilian Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) and Grupo Consciência Indígena (GCI).
Spanish and Portuguese interpretation will be available.