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the Film Series "Exploring Metropolitan and Urban Issues," featuring "Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action"

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

47 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07102

For more info:
Irene Welch
(973) 353-1750

Nearly all Indian lands in the U.S. face grave environmental threats – toxic waste, strip mining, oil drilling and nuclear contamination. But a handful of activists are fighting back. “Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action,” is the first film to take a hard look at these harsh realities. It tells the stories of five remarkable Native American activists in four communities who are fighting these "new Indian Wars" - each in his own way passionately dedicated to protecting Indian lands against disastrous environmental hazards, preserving their sovereignty and ensuring the cultural survival of their peoples. With the support of their communities, these leaders are actively rejecting the devastating affronts of multi-national energy companies and the current dismantling of thirty years of environmental laws.

The film will be followed by a discussion of themes and topics presented in the film.

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