THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA
BRINGS TOGETHER INDIGENOUS-LED MEDIA COLLECTIVES
CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE AND SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY PRESENT
ONLINE HD SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE
WORLD PEACE AND PRAYER DAY
The Global Rising and Leadership
by Indigenous and Black Communities.
Come together virtually to watch award-winning documentary, hear from the filmmakers & protagonists, and unite our communites in the movement for Indigenous rights and climate justice.
Saturday June 20th
1PM PT / 2 MT / 3 CT / 4 ET / 5PM AT
REGISTER TO THE EVENT TO ATTEND
Q&A starts at 5:30pm ET here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83801492949
The Q&A will also be live on Seeding Sovereignty Facebook page.
SLIDING-SCALE TICKETS HERE
CARING FOR COUNTRY
There is a suggested $1-100 sliding scale donation. Funds raised will support Chief Arvol's work to honor sacred sites, Seeding Sovereignty, the film impact campaign "No More Sacrificed Communities" and the Stop The Formosa Campaign: black communities on the frontline taking a stand against a massive plastic factory on the banks of the Mississippi River in St. James, Louisiana. Please give generously according to your financial context:
WORLD PEACE AND PRAYER DAY
Together with Arvol, Paula manages World Peace and Prayer Day which was founded in 1995 and has since been held annually around the world at Sacred Sites. Their work with World Peace and Prayer Day & Honoring Sacred Sites Day, has been tirelessly devoted to advocating, helping, and supporting all Indigenous people to protect their land, rights, language, ceremonies, and Indigenous knowledge.
This event is part of our “Film Launch Impact Series” | June 20 - July 7th. 10+ organisations partners are hosting online events, screening “The Condor & The Eagle”, raising awareness about urgent issues and raising funds for key communities / groups leading the charge for a brighter future. By joining us for this screening, you are supporting empathetic and effective movement-building towards powerful change and calls to action.
CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE
Chief Arvol Looking was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. His primary responsibility is serving as the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe – a role he was given at the age of twelve making him the youngest pipe keeper in Lakota history. As keeper of the sacred Pipe he also serves as the spiritual leader to the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nation and advocates for the restoration of the Lakota Nation’s rights to the Black Hills—as guaranteed by the 1868 Laramie Treaty.
PAULA LOOKING HORSE
Paula Horne-Mullen is an accomplished traditional Dakota singer and artist. She has been involved within the heart of the Indigenous rights movement for over 20 years, organizing the Run to Pipestone, the Thanksgiving Feast and is one of the original graduates of Red Schoolhouse and a subsequent board member.
She is from Saint James, Louisiana. When she found out that a $9.4-billion industry was coming a mile and a half from where she lives, she became involved as her community was already bombarded with 10 chemical plants within a seven-mile radius. She has emerged as leader in her community who is fighting different arms of the petrochemical industry in Louisiana.
Film Protagonist. Yudith Nieto was born in Mexico and grew up in the fence-line refining community of Manchester in Houston, TX. Out of necessity to help protect her community Yudith became a part of the environmental justice movement. Yudith works with other youth to build an inter-generational movement to learn how the [email protected], Mexican American, and Indigenous cultures are intrinsically linked to the struggle of environmental justice through culture, art, music and poetry.
Film US impact partner and co-producer, Janet is an environmental attorney and social change activist with expertise in water and health. She founded Seeding Sovereignty birthed at Standing Rock to amplify the role of Indigenous knowledge and to de-expert and diversify the environmental movement.