FIRST DAUGHTER AND THE BLACK SNAKE
The “Prophecy of the 7th Fire” says a “black snake” will bring destruction to the earth. For Winona LaDuke, the “black snake” is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe’s 1855 Treaty land, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life. Launching an annual spiritual horse ride along the proposed pipeline route, speaking at community meetings and regulatory hearings. Winona testifies that the pipeline route follows one of historical and present-day trauma. The tribe participates in the pipeline permitting process, asserting their treaty rights to protect their natural resources. LaDuke joins with her tribe and others to demand that the pipelines’ impact on tribal people’s resources be considered in the permitting process.
SCREENING | SATURDAY JULY 15TH |CROWLEY THEATER
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | Texas Premiere| USA 94min.
Producer, Director & Director of Photography Keri Pickett’s work documents those who seek to right a wrong, sharing stories of how one person can make a difference. Her award-winning documentary feature film, The Fabulous Ice Age is available for streaming on Netflix, sub-titled into ten languages. Virgil Films & Entertainment distributes in all media DVD, Amazon, iTunes. She is currently a 2017 McKnight Foundation Fellow in the Media Arts.
Produced and Directed by Keri Pickett
Written by Keri Pickett and Fernanda Rossi