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Film Viewing: Water Warriors
March 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: Room 51A Wetmore Hall, New College, University of Toronto St. George Campus
In honor of World Water Day please join us for the viewing of “Water Warriors” by filmmaker Michael Premo.“Water Warriors” is film about a community’s successful battle against the oil and gas industry in New Brunswick, Canada. When an oil industry starts searching for natural gas, Indigenous and white families get together to send away the company in a campaign to defend their water and traditional way of life. This film viewing is following the Feasting on Forgotten Rivers water walk. Everyone is welcome to rest and gather and engage in discussion and contemplate ways of thinking about water and resistance. Refreshments will be served.
This event will be introduced by Nicole Latulippe who is cross appointed in the Departments of Human Geography and Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her area of focus is Indigenous (Anishinabek) knowledge, governance, and laws concerning the environment (water, fisheries, land, management, environmental justice). She has also worked in First Nations political advocacy with the Union of Ontario Indians. Nicole comes from an area east of North Bay, Ontario, part of Robinson Huron Treaty and unceded Algonquin territories, and homelands of the Nipissing and Algonquin peoples. Nicole is an English-speaking Franco-Ontarian with Algonquin ancestry (Noire River, Allumette Island).