Native American Activist Dallas Goldtooth Uses Laughter to Help Protect Mother Earth

Dallas Goldtooth, a celebrated activist and comedian, will be the featured speaker at the signature event of Native American History Month at Champlain College on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., in the Champlain Room at the Center for Communication and Creative Media.

Goldtooth is an organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network, one of the co-creators of the 1491s comedy group, an organizer of the Keystone XL Campaign, Standing Rock activist, a Dakota linguist, artist, comedian, and powwow emcee. His talk is entitled "Resistance, Renewal, and Laughter: Our Fight to Protect Mother Earth."

This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Office of Diversity Inclusion, Champlain SGA, the President's Office, Champlain Core Division, and 350.org.

It is free and open to the public, but RSVP tickets are required. Public tickets will be available Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 by emailing diversity@champlain.edu.


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 382 Colleges: 2018 Edition. For the third year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 "America's Best Colleges," and an "A+ School for B Students" and is ranked in the top 100 Regional Universities of the North. Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2018 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2018 College of Distinction. For more information, visit  www.champlain.edu.