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Protecting Our Rivers
Symposium: Mother Earth in Crisis
Panel: Protecting Our Rivers
04/01/2011, 4:00PM5:30PM
Mother Earth in Crisis is presented in association with the American Indian Law Alliance, Amazon Watch, and the Rainforest Foundation US

Are indigenous rivers in crisis? From the four directions, award-winning filmmakers explore Native communities’ concerns about the fate of Mother Earth and her rivers—the Rupert River in Quebec and Ontario, California and Oregon’s Klamath Basin, the Ranchería River in Colombia, the Xingu River in Brazil, and the Papagayo River in Mexico.

Join us for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the exploitation of river systems on Native peoples and what cultural and environmental activists and indigenous filmmakers are doing in response.

Moderator: Tonya Gonnella Frichner (Onondaga), American Indian Law Alliance (AILA).

Discussants: filmmakers Carlos Efraín Pérez Rojas (Mixe), Ernest Webb (Cree), and David Hernández Palmar (Wayuu); Christine Halvorsen, Rainforest Foundation US; Han Shan, Clean Up Ecuador Campaign; and JoAnn Chase (Mandan/Hidatsa), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

River of Renewal - courtesy of the filmmaker
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