Sunday, February 05, 2012

KBIC film series to feature "Locked Out" about Rio Tinto Feb. 8

BARAGA -- The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) Natural Resources Department is hosting a "Mining Impacts on Native Lands" film series as part of its mining outreach and education initiative.

The next featured film is Locked Out, about Rio Tinto’s treatment of workers and communities in the U.S. and around the world. Mining updates, educational materials, and time for questions and answers will be provided.

This film will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as follows:

12:30 p.m. at the Ojibwa Senior Citizens Center, 208 Main Street, Baraga

6 p.m. at the Ojibwa Casino Chippewa Room, 16449 Michigan Avenue (Hwy M-38), Baraga

For more information, please contact Jessica Koski, KBIC Mining Technical Assistant, at 906-524-5757 ext. 25 or jkoski@kbic-nsn.gov.

1 comment:

Evan said...

Thank you for publicizing this film series. I might not have known about it, but for Keweenaw Now. Once again, proving what a very valuable resource this website is for us all here in the Keweenaw.

The film was definitely worth seeing. I learned some things about Rio Tinto that I didn't know before. And the discussion afterwards was critically important.

I'm looking forward to attending the rest of the film events. Kudos to Jessica Koski and the KBIC for sponsoring this series.