Published: Nov. 17, 2017
Standing Rock Water Protectors School
Keystone pipeline oil spill in South Dakota

"Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children."—Sitting Bull

In light of the current pipeline leaks in South Dakota, two BoulderTalks Executive Committee members, Associate Professor Phaedra Pezzullo and Assistant Professor Tiara R. Na’puti, have revisited their online toolkit to help parents, educators and advocates talk with children about the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy. Pezzullo and Na'puti are revisiting this topic in hopes of reminding people to have more compelling conversations this holiday season, making Thanksgiving relevant to contemporary environmental events and honoring the best of the holiday season.

By clicking these links, you can download three files: a list of Thanksgiving talking points, a resource list for schools and educators and a Boulder area resource list of indigenous and environmental groups working in solidarity with Standing Rock. BoulderTalks hopes more parents and educators will expand the resources, which are meant as a springboard for education and activities with youth to foster dialogue about Standing Rock and the meaning of Thanksgiving. 

“…I would really like us all to do our part, beyond Native American Heritage Month” —Winona LaDuke