Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Documentary film on Native action to be shown Oct. 6 at Ojibwa Casino

BARAGA -- The documentary film, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action, will be shown at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Chippewa Room of the Ojibwa Casino in Baraga.

Nearly all Indian lands in the U.S. face grave environmental threats -- toxic waste, strip mining, oil drilling and nuclear contamination. Filmed against some of America’s most spectacular backdrops, from Alaska to Maine and Montana to New Mexico, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action profiles the against-all-odds struggles of Native American leaders who are taking on powerful energy companies and government agencies to protect the environment for all Americans.

This film is part of the "Mining Impacts on Native Lands" Film Series. The goal of this monthly film series is to increase community awareness and capacity in the midst of growing mineral interest throughout the region. Featured films will focus on the environmental and social impacts of mining, particularly on Native communities. All films are free and open to the public. Mining updates will be provided and discussion welcomed.

Click here for a preview of the film.

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