March Point Movie Screenings:
Wednesday, October 27th, 3:45 to 5:15 at UW School of Law in William Gates Hall Rm 138
Thursday, October 28th, 3:45 to 5:15 at UW School of Law in William Gates Hall Rm 133
The March Point Story: Environmental and Juvenile Justice on the Swinomish Reservation
For centuries the Swinomish Indian Tribe relied on the natural resources of the Skagit Valley, through clamming, crabbing, and fishing. But in 1855 most of this land was taken away by the Treaty of Point Elliott. March Point is the story of three boys awakening to the destruction that oil refineries have wrought in their communities, the health of the water and land and the very fabric of cultural tradition itself. Ambivalent environmental ambassadors at the onset, as the boys uncover the detrimental impact of the refineries and discover the land dispute issue, they begin to see themselves as storytellers and leaders in their community.”
March Point Speakers: Panel discussion
Larry Campbell, Swinomish Tribal Historian will speak about Swinomish treaty history and the March Point oil refinery’s impacts on the local environment, cultural life-ways and tribal members’ health.
Ron Whitener, UW Law Professor will discuss tribes’ progressive juvenile justice programs.
Thursday October 28th, 12:30 – 1:20 at UW School of Law, William Gates Hall Rm 133