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MNI KI WAKAN- Water is Sacred

  • The Tank 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor New York City, NY 10018 USA (map)



April 23rd | 7-8:30 PM

7 p.m.-7:15 p.m.:Welcoming & Land Acknowledgment

7:15 p.m.-7:35 p.m.: Tiana LaPointe Introduction & Vision

7:35 p.m-8:05 p.m.: Documentary

8:05 p.m.-8:15 p.m.: Song Honoring Water by Wakinyan and Thorne | Ariel and Daryl Offer Dance

8:15 p.m.-8:25 p.m.: Mni Ki Wakan Vision, Traditional Knowledge, and Future 8:25 p.m.-8:30 p.m.: LeMoine LaPointe, Sicangu Lakota

8:30 p.m.: Questions | Panel

Indigenous Documentary Filmmaker, Tiana LaPointe, Sicangu Lakota, will feature Mni Ki Wakan: Water is Sacred, a documentary-short that tells the story of global indigenous human rights movement for the future of water, originally announced at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 16th Session, 2017. Tiana invites the global community to attend, collaborate, and support.

Mni Ki Wakan means Water is Sacred, and is the guiding theme and mandate of the World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit convened by indigenous peoples, youth, NGOs, and Indigenous Peoples Organizations. Mni Ki Wakan is dedicated to elevating and unifying indigenous voices on water with the partnership and collaboration of the global community.

Featuring presentations by indigenous peoples and youth who work together to elevate a strategic water movement centered in traditional knowledge.

Tiana is also a teaching artist, and media arts instructor in Minnesota, USA.

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The screening will be followed by a talk-back led by Dramaturg, Blossom Johnson.

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