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DWMC LUNCHEON EVENT CHANGE: Daniel Paul Nelson, Director of the Lakota People's Law Project

  • Hilton Garden Inn, Big Sur Room 1000 Aguajito Road Monterey, CA, 93940 United States (map)

NEW TOPIC: Environmental And Social Justice in Native Communities


 Unfortunately, Dr. Melanie J. Springer will not be able to join us this Thursday for our luncheon due to illness in the family. We hope you will still join us as the show will go on! 

Our guest speaker is Daniel Paul Nelson, director of the Lakota People's Law Project. Daniel has worked on the Greenpower initiative and with the Lakota People in North and South Dakota. He has worked with Native communities for over ten years, helping lead campaigns opposing fossil fuel extraction (NoDAPL), vote suppression in North Dakota, and violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act by foster care workers. In this presentation, he will discuss these campaigns and describe ongoing activism in the Dakotas to support Native sovereignty and environmental sanity.

Dedicated to reversing the slow genocide of the Lakota People and destruction of their culture, the Lakota People’s Law Project partners with Native communities to protect sacred lands, safeguard human rights, promote sustainability, reunite indigenous families, and much more. 

For more information on Daniel's work and the Lakota Law Project, please visit here.

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Thank you for your support of DWMC! We look forward to seeing you for lunch on Thursday.


First Course

California Field Green Salad

with Arugula, Cherry Tomato, Pine Nuts & Shaved Parmesan

Lemon & Balsamic Dressing

Main Course

Seared Chicken Cordon Bleu

in a Mushroom Cream Sauce

Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Sauté of Seasonal Vegetables


Spinach & Cheese Ravioli

Tuscan Sauce of Sun Dried Tomato, Artichoke, Kalamata Olives & Capers


Classic Italian Tiramisu

Coffee & Tea