• Standing rock and the Indigenous commons

    Author(s):
    Dorothy Kidd (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Environmental Humanities, Global & Transnational Studies
    Subject(s):
    Commons, Indigenous history, Social movements
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    communication and media, cultural commons, Indigenous resistance, Resistance
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/0asx-nr11
    Abstract:
    A new cycle of communications commons has become part of the contemporary repertoire of Indigenous first nations in North America. The mobilization of the Standing Rock Sioux is perhaps the best-known example of a continent-wide cycle of resistance in which Indigenous communities have employed a combination of collectively governed land-based encampments and sophisticated trans-media assemblages to challenge the further enclosure of their territories by the state and fossil fuel industries and instead represent their political and media sovereignty, and prefigure a more reciprocal relationship with other humans and with nature. Although their practices of commoning resemble other radical commons projects, the contemporary Indigenous commons begs for a reassessment of the critical framework of the commons. In this article, I discuss the critical commons literature and compare it with the practices of commoning in the anti-extractivist encampments of Standing Rock.
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    Published
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