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As Heard on Morning Line: Indigenous Women in Activism

Feb 23, 2018

Our guest this morning on Our Community, Melissa Shaginoff, Anchorage Museum Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture, shared about two upcoming Polar Night events tonight, Feb. 23 - "Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism," and a film called "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock."

Anchorage Museum Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture Melissa Shaginoff visited KNBA's Morning Line -
Credit Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Shaginoff says, "Activism has been a large part of the Indigenous experience. The marginalization of Indigenous peoples is a common narrative. From basic civil rights to subsistence threats and systematic decimation of language and culture, Indigenous peoples have been fighting for their way life since contact."

Event Times:

Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism

2/23/2018, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Film Screenings: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

2/23/2018

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

More details from the information release: 

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=46434

Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism

2/23/2018, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

Note: This curated conversation takes place prior to the “Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock” film screening at 7 p.m. tonight.

In recent years, the threat to our essential resources, in this case water, is shared amongst Indigenous peoples across the nation. The issues addressed at Standing Rock are similar, and in some areas identical, to the issues Alaska continues face with drilling in the Arctic. Hear from some of the Indigenous women who traveled to the Standing Rock including, Lisa Wade, health and social services and education director for the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council- Health & Social Services and Education Director; Kari Shaginoff, program manager ANA Nay’dini’aa Na’ Kayax Dahwdoldiix Ce’e Project, Chickaloon Village Traditional Council; Vi Waghiyi, environmental health and justice program director, Alaska Community Action on Toxins; Faith Grimmell-Federson, community organizer, REDOIL; and Meda DeWitt, co-founder, Haa Jooni. They have devoted themselves to protecting land, culture and water, and will share their experiences in activism as Indigenous persons, as women and as Alaskans. Included with admission, which is half-price.

https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/visit/calendar/details/?id=46085

Film Screenings: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

2/23/2018

7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet. Included with admission, which is half-price.