Saturday January 7
What would you say to an oil pipeline running underneath Lake Wononscopomuc? Filmmaker Fidel Moreno has been to the Native American protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation several times and witnessed the unprecedented gathering of Native and other people to form a community united by the commitment to protect water resources and the Missouri River, one of the longest water systems in the world. Moreno is working on film about the Standing Rock protest and will show some preliminary footage and talk about his experience.
Fidel Moreno is 30 year award winning filmmaker including “The Peyote Road”, ‘LifeSpirit”, and “Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations” He is also a youth advocate and community development specialist. He has been working with American Indian tribal youth and restorative justice programs for decades. Moreno is Huichol, ChiChimeca and Mexican American and a ceremonialist working with veterans, youth and communities who are experiencing PTSD.