November 9, 2023 5:30 p.m.End:
November 9, 2023 7:30 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 facilitator for this screening will be Dr. Cailín Murray, Associate Professor of Anthropology here at Ball State University.
Attend this screening as part of Native American Heritage Month.
The film is 48 minutes long. An abbreviated version will be shown at the screening on Wednesday, November 8 at 12pm in AT 183.