During the recent Standing Rock resistance to stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline, American Indian journalist, Levi Rickert, knew the largest American Indian movement since the 1973 Wounded Knee was unfolding. Rickert, the publisher and editor of Native News Online, covered the emergence of the movement from Standing Rock, Washington, D.C. to the steps of Michigan’s capitol. The results of his photo-journalist work yielded over 1,500 photographs that capture the intensity of the movement. Standing Rock: Photographs of an Indigenous Movement provides a glimpse of the struggle for indigenous water rights and tribal sovereignty.

The exhibit is currently on display at the Main Library on Level 4.

Exhibit provided by: Kutsche Office of Local History at Grand Valley State University and Native News Online.

Levi Rickert is the publisher and editor of Native News Online, one on America’s most read daily American Indian publications and editor-in-chief of the Tribal Business Journal. He serves on the Advisory Council for the Kutsche Office of Local History and on GVSU’s Native American Advisory Council.

To view the exhibit online: https://bit.ly/2H5gL7q


Please join us the Main Library for a reception on Monday, January 21. The reception begins at 6:15 pm and is followed by the presentation at 7:00 pm. Reception is sponsored by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation.