The Occupation of Alcatraz
A conversation with two original Alcatraz Occupiers about the context in which the Occupation occurred; energy and intent behind the Occupation; immediate impacts of the Occupation on policy, politics and culture in Indian Country; and reasons the Occupation is equally relevant 50 years later. Moderator Julian Brave NoiseCat (Canin Lake Band Tsq’escen), Narrative Change Director for The Natural History Museum, will also discuss contemporary Indigenous activism.
The Indigenous Canoe Movement
A conversation with three Indigenous leaders from across North America rebuilding canoe and maritime traditions in their own communities. All will also speak to the challenges and positive impacts of canoe culture on Indigenous communities and the environmental movement.
The Indigenous Environmental Movement
Three Indigenous millennial activists will speak to the role of indigenous peoples in protecting water, land and biodiversity in the face of environmental and moral hazards including fossil fuel extraction and climate change.
Fire Underground: Animated film and discussion
This animated film by artist Nick Crockett, built in a game engine, presents an alternative version of the 300 million year history of coal. Hovering between homage and parody, fantasy and documentary, cinema and simulation, it pitches labor history and natural history against the confused representations of Appalachia in popular culture today.