Gusti Terkildsen '19 on Standing Rock and ENVS/NAS 18

At the beginning of fall term, Augusta Terkildsen ’19, who lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, faced a decision. Should she return to Hanover for her sophomore year at Dartmouth? Or should she join members of her tribe, the Oglala Sioux, who, with others, are trying to block the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline, which opponents consider a serious threat to the region’s drinking water?

Terkildsen '19 enrolled in ENVS/NAS 18: Native Peoples in a Changing Global Environment, a course taught by Assistant Professor Nicholas Reo that allowed her to research environmental issues, including the Standing Rock controversy.

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