Melinda Janko/2016/76 min/Historical Perspectives
FILM DESCRIPTION: This compelling film tells the story of Elouise Cobell, a petite Blackfeet warrior from Montana, and her 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans whose resource rich lands were grossly mismanaged by the United States Government for a century. In 1996, Cobell filed the largest class action lawsuit ever filed against the federal government. For fifteen long years, and through three presidential administrations, Elouise Cobell's unrelenting spirit never quit. Shown at many prestigious festivals across the U.S. and the globe, this compelling true story chronicles how Cobell prevailed and made history. This film is one of several One Earth Film Festival selections highlighting strong women.
Saturday, March 3, 3to 5:30 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Triton College, R Building Performing Arts, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove
Enjoy a conversation about the film with Dr. Dorene Wiese, President of the American Indian Association of Illinois. Leave with ideas for actions that you can take to participate in the growing environmental justice movement. Facilitator: Adrian Fisher, Sustainability Coordinator of Triton College.
Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.