Free Movie – March Point and Swinomish Tribe – Oct 27&28

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

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