Indigenous Showcase at Local Sightings
INDIGENOUS SHOWCASE AT LOCAL SIGHTINGS
6pm film screening
6:30 panel discussion
Panel: Reversing the Erasure of Native People
What does it mean to "INDIGENIZE" contemporary views and experiences of Indigenous people? Join local activists who are leading the way to this new reality.
Kshama Sawant: As a Seattle City Council Member, Kshawma championed Resolution 31538 in support of establishing "Indigenous Peoples' Day" in 2014. She is an ally and an activist for Indigenous rights.
Leslie Eastwood: As a Samish Tribal Member, Ms. Eastwood worked with her community to reestablish federal recognition after a clerical error in 1969 erased the rights of her Tribe. After 26 years of court proceedings and political action the Samish people regained their recognition.
Matt Remle: As a regional activist and editor/writer for Last Real Indians, Mr. Remle has lead the work of establishing "Indigenous Peoples' Day", the City of Seattle resolution to enact the "Boarding School Apology", champions equity in education and is the Founder and Editor of Last Real Indians.
Annette Squetimkin-Anquoe: As a Doctorate of Leadership and Change, Ms. Anquoe is a pioneer in traditional health for the Seattle Indian Health Board and is an activist for the holistic needs of Urban Indian people.
MAIDEN OF DECEPTION PASS | 6PM
(Tracy Rector, Seattle, WA, 27 min)
Long ago a maiden named Ko-kwahl-alwoot risked her life to save the Samish people from starvation. She did so by agreeing to marry a man of the sea, who threatened to take the plentiful sea-life away from the area if she did not. Her reluctant father demanded that Ko-kwahl-alwoot return annually. But, after about four years of visits, it became increasingly difficult for her to return to the village. And so, today, Ko-kwahl-alwoot lives eternally underwater. The documentary The Maiden of Deception Pass: Guardian of Her Samish People tells her story and how tribal history has inspired generations of Samish people.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122