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FEATURING STEVEN SALAITA – The on-going actions at Standing Rock, North Dakota have been met with many gestures of solidarity. One of the most interesting is solidarity from Palestinian rights activists who have seen a clear parallel between the Indigenous struggle for sovereignty and treaty rights with the Palestinian struggle for self-determination.

One of the leading American academics making such connections for many years is Steven Salaita, who last year won a settlement with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over its rescinding of the offer of a tenured position in the American Indian Studies program.

Steven Salaita, Edward W. Said Chair of American Studies at the American University of Beirut, author of Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom. His latest book is called Inter/Nationalism: Decolonizing Native America and Palestine.

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