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2014-2015

2014-2015 : Indigenous Environmental Issues

Dear Native American Film Series Audiences,

Welcome to our 2014-2015 season! This year the Augsburg Native American Film Series will highlight Indigenous films that focus on environmental issues and climate change. Keep tuned to this page as the season develops. Scroll down for the latest events. Thank you for a wonderful 2014-15 season focused on Indigenous Environmental Issues. Please stay tuned to this page for the upcoming 2015-16 season events, which will focus on Native American/First Nations women filmmakers.

All events are free to the public


October 29, 2014

Listening for the Rain: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change

Join filmmakers Jeffrey Palmer (Kiowa) and Filoteo Gómez Martínez (Ayuuk) for a screening and discussion of their provocative film, which documents the stories and observations of different Indigenous communities on climate change. Sonia Davila Poblete will connect these stories from the central United States to those of Indigenous Bolivians.

Augsburg College

Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

Reception 6:00-6:30

Screening begins at 6:45

Discussion with filmmakers follows

More about the October 29th screening of Listening for the Rain


February 10, 2015

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice explores the way Indigenous communities from as far apart as the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Andes of Peru protect their sacred lands from development, competing religions and climate change. Join us for this special screening and discussion with our host Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Director of Research Programs for The Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy.

Augsburg College

Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

Reception 6:15-6:45

Screening begins at 7:00

Discussion to follow

More about the February 10 screening of Fire and Ice


March 24, 2015

Profit and Loss

Profit and Loss documents how Native people from Papua New Guinea to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada are fighting against the loss of land, water and health to mining and oil industries. Join us for this special screening and discussion with our hosts Dr. Cecilia Martinez, Director of Research Programs for The Center for Earth, Energy, and Democracy and Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of Indigenous Environmental Network.

Augsburg College

Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

Reception 6:15-6:45

Screening begins at 7:00

Discussion to follow

More about the March 24th screening of Profit and Loss


April 21, 2015

March Point

Join us for a special screening of films about and by Native youth that focus on wellness and environmental issues. Our evening will begin with the short film, Mde Mka Ska Canoe Nation Gathering, by local youth producers from Migizi Communications followed by our feature documentary, March Point, a film by Swinomish youth from Washington State.

University of St. Thomas

O’Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium

Located on Cleveland Ave.

5:30-8:30

More about the April 21st screening of March Point


Parking Information

For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu. Permits are limited in number. Permit holders will park in Lot L, off of 35th between Riverside and Butler. For general parking information and maps of Augsburg College, visit the Directions and Parking page.

Donation Information

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Augsburg Native American Film Series or this project, please send your checks to:

Augsburg Native American Film Series

Augsburg College

CB 115

2011 Riverside Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55454