A Vancouver screening of a documentary about climate justice will kick of an Indigenous-led national awareness campaign.
The Canadian premiere of The Condor and the Eagle will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday (November 29) at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street).
The event will include several speakers: cultural preservationist and political activist Cecelia Point of the Musqueam Nation, environmental activist Audrey Siegl, journalist Angela Sterritt of the Gitxsan Nation, and poet Valeen Jules of the Nuučaanuł and Kwakwa̱ka̱wakw Nations.
The film, which examines how society can follow Indigenous leadership away from fossil fuels and towards greater sustainability, follows four Indigenous leaders, who live along pipeline routes:
• Melina Laboucan-Massimo of the Lubicon Cree First Nation (Alberta), who is tar sands expansion projects;
• Texas environmental activist Bryan Parras;
• Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca Tribe (Oklahoma), who is against the Keystone XL pipeline;
• and Mexican-American artist and environmental justice advocate Yudith Azareth Nieto.
As they travel from the Boreal Forest to the Amazon to unite people in North and South America, the film highlights role of female Indigenous leaders in their pursuit of climate justice.
The screening is the start of a national tour that will include 10 stops across Canada.
For more event information and tickets, visit this webpage.