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FEATURED WAMM Second Monday Movies First Daughter and the Black Snake Monday, October 9, 20177 pm 4200 Cedar Ave So, Minneapolis
In honor of Indigenous People’s Day WAMM will be watching, “First Daughter and the Black Snake.”
Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth’s destruction. When new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of riding her horse against the current of oil, organizing a spiritual ride, “because the horse can kill a snake.”
The “Prophecy of the 7th Fire” says a “black snake” will bring destruction to the earth. We will have a choice of two paths. One is scorched and one is green. For Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe for “first daughter”), the “black snake” is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through land granted to her tribe in an 1855 Treaty, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional way of life. Winona is a daughter, mother, grandmother and Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a native-led environmental justice organization. Directed, Produced and Director of Photography Keri Pickett.
Free Popcorn! Lively discussion follows. Always free and open to the public.
Coming to WAMM Second Monday Movies on November 13, 2017:Testament of Youthchronicles the horrors that World War I inflicted on a generation of young English people from a woman’s perspective. Though the war was followed by a slew of books about it, Vera Brittain’s account of her own experiences has been regarded as unique.
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“The ‘apocalyptic’ chess game between the superpowers that is, between those that move on the highest plane of our civilization, is being played according to the rule ‘if either “wins” it is the end of both’; it is a game that bears no resemblance to whatever war games preceded it. Its ‘rational’ goal is deterrence, not victory, and the arms race, no longer a preparation for war, can now be justified only on the grounds that more and more deterrence is the best guarantee of peace. To the question how shall we ever be able to extricate ourselves from the obvious insanity of this position, there is no answer.” — Hannah Arendt
Resistance is no longer an option, it is now a matter of life or death. The lights are going out on democracy across the globe and the time to wake up from this nightmare is now. Henry A. Giroux “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” Audre Lorde