November 8, 2023 12 p.m.End:
November 8, 2023 12:50 p.m.Location: Applied Technology Building, Room 183
Over 90 percent of the available lands in the Greater Chaco region of the Southwest have already been leased for oil and gas extraction. Our Story documents the ongoing Indigenous-led work to protect the remaining lands that are untouched by oil and gas, as well as the health and well-being of communities surrounded by these extractive industries.
Our Story emerges from a long-standing collaboration between local Diné leaders in the Greater Chaco region, Pueblo organizers, and a small team of community-engaged media makers to share the story of the Indigenous-led fight to protect this sacred landscape.
Directed by Michael Ramsey and David Tso, Our Story was the winner of the Nature Without Borders International Film Festival, the Durango Independent Film Festival, the Docs without Borders Film Festival, and a finalist of the Toronto Independent Film Festival of CIFT, among other awards.
The discussion will be facilitated by Ms. Kelli Huth, Associate Vice President for Community Engagement and citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.
Attend this screening as part of Native American Heritage Month.
A full version of the film will be shown at the screening on Thursday, November 9at 5:30pm in AT 183.