Living Earth: Saving Sacred Spaces. Discussion and Film Screenings presented by NMAI
April 22, 2022 - May 15, 2022
Date: April 22, 2022 - May 15, 2022
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Living Earth: Saving Sacred Spaces. Discussion and Film Screenings presented by the National Museum of the American Indian
April 22 – May 15, 2022
Across the country, sites sacred to Indigenous communities are at risk due to environmental changes, population growth, tourism, and natural resource extraction. As part of the museum’s Living Earth celebrations, several community members discuss their efforts to protect sites of cultural significance.
Dr. Rosita Kaaháni Worl (Tlingit) talks about X’unáxi, or Indian Point, in Juneau, Alaska; Dr. LilikalaKame‘eleihiwa (Native Hawaiian) shares updates on Mauna Kea, Hawai‘i’s highest mountain; and Angelo Baca (Diné/Hopi) provides an update on the status of the restoration of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
In addition, four films will be screened. They feature stories about water management in protection of sacred sites and Indigenous peoples’ spiritual and cultural connections to land.
Submitted by Kelli Gowder on: March 22, 2022