AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock - Screening
The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world’s attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists travelled from all over to stand in solidarity with the water protectors (activists) protesting the construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which is purposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields through sovereign land, under the Missouri River, the water source for the Standing Rock reservation and 17 million people downstream.
The world watched in horror as militarized local police and private security teams confronted the water protectors and journalists with military grade sound cannons, rubber bullets, tear gas, water hoses, and violent arrests and weaponized dogs. DAPL has been constructed, but the fight continues on. Standing Rock awakened the nation and has forever changed the way we fight for clean water, the environment and the future of our planet.
After the film we'll have a discussion about ways to support indigenous-led efforts to protect the water and land for current and future generations, including Berkeley Shellmound, Refinery Healing Walks, and Segorea Te Indigenous Women-led Land Trust (through paying Shuumi land tax).
AWAKE: A Dream from Standing Rock is available to stream through May 6th, for as little as $1 ($5 suggested) - all proceeds go to Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighters Fund.
Host: Elizabeth Ferguson, Ph.D.
Elizabeth is a facilitator and educator in the practices of resilience and wellbeing. Combining the wisdom of psychology, contemplative science, internal martial arts and neuroscience, she offers an approach to leadership that weaves self-compassion, social justice, and community building.
Host: Jeremy Lent
Jeremy is author of the The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning (Prometheus Books, May 2017). He blogs at Patterns of Meaning. He is founder and president of the Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to flourish sustainably on the earth.