March 4, 2019 –
DENYING ACCESS! No DAPL to No DAPL
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
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Jason Corwin (Seneca, Deer Clan) is the Executive Director of the Seneca Media and Communications Center. He has been a lifelong photographer, videographer, and independent media producer, working especially on Indigenous rights and environmental issues. Jason has a PhD in Natural Resources from Cornell University and has done extensive work on the intersection of digital storytelling, Indigenous ways of knowing, and environmental education.
He made four trips to Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock to document the water protectors movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). When he and other Senecas returned home they worked with environmental organizations and concerned citizens to successfully stop NAPL - the Northern Access Pipeline, which was slated to transport fracked gas upstream from their territories. This is the story of Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL.
Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL is a gripping 90 minute documentary chronicling the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and Seneca Territory working to oppose the Dakota Access and Northern Access Pipelines. This Indigenous-led movement brought together people from around the world in an unprecedented call for the recognition of Indigenous rights and an end to a destructive fossil fuel industry. Senecas went in large numbers to "stand with Standing Rock” against DAPL and came home to find another pipeline, NAPL, being planned just upstream from their territories.
A CATERED RECEPTION is included! and a discussion with the film maker after the film.