UM Students to Visit Standing Rock Peace Camp Nov. 4

November 02, 2016

MISSOULA – Seventeen University of Montana students and staff members will make a trip to Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to show support for the local region. The trip departs from The Bookstore at UM before sunrise on Friday, Nov. 4 and returns on Sunday, Nov. 6.

UM to Standing Rock is sending regional academic delegation in cooperation with Salish Kootenai College and other regional tribes to the Standing Rock Peace Camp. The students and staff members will interview members to learn more about them. The students will use the experience to craft a presentation during next year’s DiverseU event.

“The lessons that our young people will take away from this undertaking have the potential to lead to a life-altering outcome,” said Joseph Grady, UM Student Involvement Network program adviser.

To support the students to Standing Rock, visit https://www.gofundme.com/2t77gbg.

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Contact: Joseph Grady, UM Student Involvement Network program adviser, 406-243-5590, joseph.grady@mso.umt.edu.