UW-Platteville to host Indigenous Peoples’ Day, guest speaker Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites the campus community and the public to the eighth annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture, featuring Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel who will share the message of “Running for Justice.” The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.

“Since 2015, the goal of the UW-Platteville Indigenous Peoples’ Day Lecture is to amplify Native American voices at this institution,” said Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, associate professor of history and founder of this event. “Even today, these speakers connect with community members, students, staff and faculty. Observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day makes UW-Platteville a stronger and more welcoming university.”

Daniel is a citizen of Kul Wicasa Oyate, also known as the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, in South Dakota. She is an advocate for Indigenous communities, climate, racial, social and economic justice; a grassroots organizer; filmmaker and a nationally-recognized athlete. Daniel is a fourth-generation runner and uses her platform to help raise awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, through her project #RunningForJustice, where she dedicates her miles to a missing or murdered Indigenous person, relatives stolen and other advocacy movements.

“In 2019, Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel grabbed international attention to stem violence against Indigenous women when she painted a red handprint on her face to run the Boston Marathon,” said Tesdahl. “I hope all who attend appreciate the ways Ms. Daniel combines athleticism with activism as a citizen of Kul Wicasa Oyate.”

The event is co-sponsored by Campus Climate; the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Department of History and Department of Environmental Sciences and Society.

“All people can amplify Indigenous voices, empower Native American colleagues and heed Indigenous concerns,” stated Tesdahl.

To learn more about Daniel, visit www.jordanmariedaniel.com.