THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
BRINGS TOGETHER INDIGENOUS-LED MEDIA COLLECTIVES
THE INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK PRESENTS A SCREENING & DISCUSSION OF
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
PERSPECTIVES ON THE RIGHTS OF NATURE
Sunday, December 13th at 3pm PT / 4 MT / 5 CT / 6pm ET
Q&A starts at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET - HERE and will be live on Indigenous Environmental Network's Facebook page HERE.
The Indigenous Environmental Network will host a viewing of the Documentary film "The Condor & The Eagle" on December 13 @ 6pm ET. Directly after the film viewing, we will host a conversation with Casey Camp-Horinek, Tom BK Goldtooth and Chief Ninawa Huni Kui to talk about the importance of the Rights of Nature in making sure Indigenous values and rights are reflected into colonial law. Rights of Nature or Rights of Mother Earth seek to define equal legal rights for ecosystems to exist, flourish, and regenerate their natural capacities. Recognizing these rights places obligations on humans to live within, not above, the natural world, of which we are only one part, and to protect and replenish the ecosystems upon which our mutual well-being depends. It is necessary to transform our human relationship with nature from property-based to a legal rights-bearing entity.
By joining this screening, you will support I.E.N's work, the film impact campaign and two Indigenous communities in Nicaragua who were hit by two of the strongest storms of the year, destroying their homes, flooding their fields and livestock and contaminating their drinking water.
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This event is inclusive, free to those who can't afford it. For all others, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $15-100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. The collected funds will support two Indigenous communities in Nicaragua who were hit by two of the strongest storms of the year, destroying their homes, flooding their fields and livestock and conatmainting their drinking water.
Most of the families in the Pueblo Indigena de Salinas de Nahualapa and Virgin Morena have lost everything including their homes and belongings. These communities live a modest lifestyle and have contributed least to the rising temperatures as a result of industrialized carbon emissions. These communities have also resisted proposed mining operations in their area as other communities begin to sell off their mineral rights and land. In a sense, these communities are fighting the good fight and being good stewards of the land. As Pueblo Indigena de Salinas de Nahualapa and Virgen Morena begin the difficult process of recovery, we would like to use this screening to help support the long and difficult recovery efforts that they are now beginning to undertake.
The donations collected will also support the Indigenous Environmental Network's work, the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" and be used to provide small honorariums to our panelists and filmmakers for their time and expertise. Please give generously according to your financial situation.
By joining us for this screening, you are supporting effective movement-building towards powerful change and calls to action. This event is part of the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities".
Our first events in July were a huge success. 6,000 people watched our film, 150,000 watched our panel discussions and we raised more than $25,000 for impacted communities. We therefore decided to keep organizing events on an even larger scale: we are currently organizing more than 40 online events until December (FALL IMPACT SERIES), mobilizing hundreds of communities and organizations, presenting to large audiences the inspiring work being done by land defenders across the Americas. Join us and support frontline communities!
You can reach out directly to the film impact team here: [email protected]
Film Protagonist. Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Womens’ Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. Because of Casey’s work the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute, and to pass a moratorium on Fracking on Tribal Lands.
Since the late 1980’s, Tom has been involved with environmental related issues and programs working within tribal governments in developing indigenous-based environmental protection infrastructures. Tom works with indigenous peoples worldwide. Tom is a policy adviser to indigenous communities on environmental protection and more recently on climate policy focusing on mitigation, adaptation and concerns of false solutions.
CHIEF NINAWA HUNI KUI
Chief Ninawa Huni Kui presented the analysis and the wake up call that has been issued by the Huni Kui people who, along with other Indigenous groups, are considered the Guardians of the Amazon forest in Brazil. Ninawa Huni Kui is the President of the Federation of the Huni Kui people in Acre, Brazil. He is the Chief for nearly 15000 Indigenous people in 104 villages across 12 Indigenous territories. Ninawa is also a medicine student at the Amazonian University of Pando, in Bolivia.
LIANA LOPEZ (Moderator)
Liana is a multimedia communications professional whose expertise focuses on educational and social justice media projects in the Gulf South, the Amazon Rainforest, Northern & Central America and Europe.