THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
BRINGS TOGETHER INDIGENOUS-LED MEDIA COLLECTIVES
The Catholic Climate Covenant invites you to join us for a screening and discussion of
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
PROTECTORS OF SACRED PLACES
and Our Common Home
TUESDAY, April 20th at 4pm PT / 5MT / 6CT / 7pm ET
- Register to watch the film - Green bar at the bottom of the screen
- PANEL DISCUSSION will start at 8:30pm ET - HERE
- Donations encouraged:
PAYPAL - HERE
CREDIT CARD - HERE
("Contribute" - "Donate With Card For An Event" - "Protectors Of Sacred places")
Catholic Climate Covenant feels blessed to host a screening and panel discussion of The Condor and the Eagle, a film highlighting how indigenous peoples and communities of color are protecting their peoples, and the air, land, waters, and beings upon which they depend and hold sacred, from profound threats.
Your support will enable Sarah James to continue her life's mission in praise and protection of Creation. Sarah has served the Neets'aii Gwich'in people and the lands, waters and other beings of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge upon which they depend, from despoliation by oil exploration and extraction, for over 4 decades. She continues her advocacy and education today, by welcoming people to her homelands to encounter the sacredness of these lands - the last remaining intact ecosystem as the Creator made it in the United States.
JOIN US, YOU WILL BE INSPIRED!
REGISTER to watch the film using the green bar at the bottom of the page
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Credit Card - Click Here
(then, click "CONTRIBUTE" on the Main Menu at the top of the page, "Donate with Card For An Event" and select "PROTECTORS OF SACRED PLACES" as the event you are donating to)
This event is inclusive, free to those who can't afford it. For all others, except for students who are not expected to donate, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $15-100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. Your support will enable Sarah James to continue her life's mission in praise and protection of Creation.
The donations collected will also support the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" and be used to provide small honorariums to our panelists.
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 July, 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!
IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE
We are strengthened to go forth in the spirit of love for and accompaniment with our fellow brothers and sisters through the words of Pope Francis, that we may all come “to recognize, encourage and thank all those striving in countless ways to guarantee the protection of the home which we share” (LS 13) and “to show special care for indigenous communities and their cultural traditions. . . . . For them, land is not a commodity but rather a gift from God and from their ancestors who rest there, a sacred space with which they need to interact if they are to maintain their identity and values.” (LS 146)
For the post-film discussion, the Covenant is honored to host two of the film’s protagonists – Casey Camp-Horinek and Bryan Parras – as well as Sarah James – a Neets’aii Gwich’in elder and internationally known figure, chosen by her people to go out into the world to raise awareness for and protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the last place in the United States that is in her words, “as the Creator made it.” Protecting her people, land and beings there, including porcupine caribou, from oil drilling and other threats continues to be her life’s mission.
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. In addition to her leadership as part of Movement Rights’ Board, Casey Camp Horinek leads Movement Rights' Ponca Rights of Nature program, and co-leads Movement Rights' Intertribal Rights of Nature (IRON) forums, connecting tribal communities across Turtle Island interested in or actively working on passing Rights of Nature into tribal law
Film Protagonist - Xicano Houston, TX - Healthy Communities Organizer with Sierra Club and Co-Founder of t.e.j.a.s. He is a longtime environmental justice advocate based in Houston, TX. He co-founded the Librotraficante movement, serves as an Advisor to the Gulf Coast Fund, and sits on the board of the Environmental Support Center. Bryan was recently awarded a Gulf Coast Fellowship and has been working to help organizations use media for education, organizing, and advocacy.
Sarah James is a Neets’aii Gwich’in elder and internationally known figure, chosen by her people to go out into the world to raise awareness for and protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. She is a 2002 Goldman Prize Recipient.
Jose Aguto, Catholic Climate Covenant Associate Director Bio: Jose Aguto is the Associate Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, having previously directed or worked on the climate programs for the National Congress of American Indians, EPA's American Indian Environmental Office, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
LIANA LOPEZ (Panel Moderator)
Published journalist and radio personality with expertise in educational and social justice media projects in the Gulf South, the Amazon Rainforest, Northern & Central Americas and Europe.