We posted this on Facebook a few days ago:
"We stand with the Standing Rock Sioux! #NoDAPL
Posting about Tracing Roots film screenings has been on hiatus, with attention going to Standing Rock and the elections of 2016. As we paused, there are close to 900 broadcasts of Tracing Roots via the World Channel to public broadcasting stations across the country happening.
We hope each viewer will connect Delores' story to Standing Rock and the struggle to protect human rights, land and water and heritage.
The World Channel describes the collection they curated to air on public television for Native American Heritage Month with the following words:
"Native American Heritage Month is celebrated in recognition of the contributions of Native Americans in the establishment and growth of the United States. Our Voices: Native American Nations shares Native stories of culture, experience and identity by both individuals and communities. WORLD Channel presents a slate of diverse programming that represents the past, present and future for Native Americans in the country, on and off the reservation. The over 30 provocative films, including WORLD's series America ReFramed and Doc World, engage viewers by looking at life in-depth" #NativeInspired" #NewDayFilms New Day Films
Words are powerful and times are tense. Let;s together respect and protect the land and lives of Native Americans and others in this country.