Uprivers is the story of two women fighting for what they love: their homeland and way of life. The stories of two indigenous women on either side of the Alaska / British Columbia border make a compelling argument for why our two nations should work together to protect our shared rivers. If you’ve been concerned about Canadian mining in the headwaters of the Unuk or other transboundary rivers, this film will inspire and inform you.
Check out the very first screenings of Uprivers:
FRIDAY MARCH 23: 6 pm, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center in Ketchikan, Alaska [Facebook]
MONDAY MARCH 26: 6:30 pm, Nolan Center in Wrangell, Alaska [Facebook]
TUESDAY MARCH 27: 6 pm, Petersburg Public Library in Petersburg, Alaska [Facebook]
THURSDAY MARCH 29: 7 pm, University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, Alaska [Facebook]
FRIDAY MARCH 30: 6:30 pm, Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi in Sitka, Alaska [Facebook]
Hosted by the film's director, Jackson Matthews, and protagonists, Carrie James and Jacinda Mack. There will be opportunities for discussion and to take action after the screenings.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up a screening.
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14 MILES Our Latest Episodes
We want to encourage you to check out 14 Miles: Dispatches from an Island in Alaska. 14 Miles is an experiment asking universal questions about democracy, geography, community, and change through local stories. Please share them with your networks! Our two latest episodes are:
Episode 10: Karla's Story.
“I think about not abusing alcohol. Not causing drama in my community. Being in a job, being in a healthy relationship. I can’t wait to make myself be somebody.” -Karla
Episode 11: You're from Alaska? (Responding to the 14 Miles Challenge
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