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April 1 Augsburg Native American Film Series presents: PROTECTING INDIGENOUS AND SACRED LAND THROUGH MEDIA: BEARS EARS AND OTHER CURRENT STRUGGLES with filmmaker Angelo Baca.
Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) encompasses 1.9 million acres of southeastern Utah wilderness and is considered sacred lands to local Native American tribes. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is an effort of 5 different tribal nations (Navajo, Ute, Ute Mountain Ute, Hopi, Zuni) coming together to protect this pristine ecological area from natural resource extraction development and environmental destruction. This documentary follows Angelo Baca and his grandmother, the director, and the developing Coalition’s efforts on the way to convince the Obama administration to make this area a designated National Monument with a collaborative management plan working in partnership with these tribes.
Join Angelo Baca (Navajo and Hopi) in his screening of Shásh Jaa’ (Bears Ears) and a discussion of current Indigenous land struggles concerning land, water, and natural resources.
Location and Time
Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South
Screening begins at 7:00
Discussion with participants follows
This event is free to the public