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March 3, 2013
Sneak Previews in Washington D.C. on March 23-24
Posted by: Toby McLeod

Please join the Sacred Land Film Project at the US Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC, March 23-24. Director Toby McLeod, Co-Producer Jennifer Huang and Editor Marta Wohl will show sneak previews of the first two films of the Standing on Sacred Ground series

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February 26, 2012
March 15 Sneak Preview — SOLD OUT!
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Tickets are sold out for our Thursday, March 15 preview of scenes from Standing on Sacred Ground.
Reception starts at 6 PM, with special guests Caleen Sisk of the Winnemem Tribe in California, and Danil Mamyev, sacred site guardian from the Altai Republic in Russia. The screening begins

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July 8, 2011
July 21 Event: Winona LaDuke and Stewart Brand
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Two thought leaders with clashing viewpoints on the future of environmental stewardship will go head to head on the topic of whether technologies like nuclear power can be used to foster sustainability, as part of “Earth Island Presents” at the David Brower Center.

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November 15, 2010
Upcoming Event: Reconnecting Culture and Nature
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Independent climate change and sustainable development publisher Earthscan is hosting a free webinar, titled “Reconnecting Culture and Nature,” on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 9 a.m. PST

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July 30, 2010
Radio Program Features Interview With SLFP’s Toby McLeod
Posted by: Amberly Polidor

SLFP Project Director Toby McLeod discussed his experiences filming Losing Sacred Ground and In the Light of Reverence and shared his thoughts on human relationships with sacred natural places on the July 27 edition of the weekly radio program “A World of Possibilities.”

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April 29, 2010
Indian Canyon Benefit at David Brower Center, Saturday, May 8
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The Free Land Project and Indian Canyon with the Sacred Land Film Project, News from Native California and Heyday Books present “Ohlone Presence An Evening of Storytelling, Theater, and Song from Ohlone Land and History” featuring:
Ann Marie Sayers (Ohlone/Indian Canyon),
Malcolm Margolin (Heyday Books),
Carl Anthony (Urban Habitat),
Ariel Luckey (Free Land Project),
Melissa Nelson (Ojibwe),
Janeen Antoine (Lakota Sicangu).
Toby McLeod (SLFP)

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March 29, 2010
SLFP Attending BAVC Producer’s Institute
Posted by: Jennifer Huang
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We’ve been throwing around some new terms here in the SLFP office: New media. Interactive mobile technology. Geocasting. Augmented reality.

At first blush, it may seem incongruous for a group that’s focused on protecting traditional cultures and ancient sacred places, but the Sacred Land Film Project is about to join Web 3.0.

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March 17, 2010
Fight to Save Brazil’s Xingu River Builds
Posted by: Amberly Polidor

International outcry is mounting against the Brazilian government’s plan to move forward on the massive Belo Monte dam on the Amazon’s Xingu River. Take action and attend a Bay Area event March 19.

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February 4, 2010
April Seminar to Focus on Protection of Native American Sacred Lands
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The National Preservation Institute will be presenting a seminar entitled “Consultation and Protection of Native American Sacred Lands,” to take place April 28-29 in Seattle, Wash.

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January 15, 2010
In the Light of Reverence at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Posted by: Marlo McKenzie

Sacred Land Film Project director Toby McLeod and writer Jessica Abbe will be in attendance at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s screening of In the Light of Reverence this weekend. If you are in the neighborhood and can join them please do stop by. The film will screen this Saturday, Jan.  16, at 1:30 [...]

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December 17, 2009
Karuk Tribe Halts Logging
Posted by: Jennifer Huang
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In a confrontation that ended with activists declaring transitory victory, a human blockade in California’s Six Rivers National Forest halted logging operations that the local Karuk tribe says is threatening its sacred sites and the survival of the forest. The protest took place near Orleans, about 140 miles northwest of Redding in Northern California. Logging [...]

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November 13, 2009
Events Honor 40th Anniversary of Alcatraz Occupation
Posted by: Marlo McKenzie

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the occupation of Alcatraz by the Indians of All Tribes, perhaps one of the most significant acts of activism conducted by Native Americans to date. Led by Mohawk activist Richard Oakes,  Indians from diverse tribes across the country occupied Alcatraz for 19 months from Nov. 20, 1969 to [...]

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September 4, 2004
D.C. Screening of In the Light of Reverence and Panel Discussion on September 23, During Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian
Posted by: Toby McLeod

An afternoon screening of In the Light of Reverence and a panel discussion with Native American leaders Winona LaDuke, Oren Lyons, Henrietta Mann and Caleen Sisk-Franco will be presented during the week of the opening of Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington D.C., in association with Spirit: The Seventh Fire, a theatrical [...]

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September 1, 2004
Winnemem War Dance to Protest Raising of Shasta Dam
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The Winnemem Wintu will conduct a war dance from September 12 -16, to protest the raising of Shasta Dam, which could flood more of their ancestral lands – including ceremonial sites, ancestral villages and burials. The War Dance is performed when a serious threat to homeland and culture is perceived, and though there have been [...]

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January 14, 2004
Controversial Shooting Range Near Bear Butte Defeated!
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Plans for a proposed shooting range near the sacred vision-questing site know as Bear Butte in South Dakota have been dropped in the face of strong opposition by native activists. Charmaine White Face, coordinator for the Defenders of the Black Hills, said prayers and a lot of hard work led the developers to abandon the [...]

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September 18, 2003
In Rapid City, South Dakota: Benefit Screening of In the Light of Reverence and Discussion with Julia Butterfly Hill, Winona LaDuke & Christopher McLeod
Posted by: Toby McLeod

Join us at the historic Elks Theatre for a screening of In the Light of Reverence followed by a discussion with Native American author Winona LaDuke, forest activist Julia Butterfly Hill and filmmaker Christopher McLeod. Proceeds benefit Defenders of the Black Hills, local activists fighting to stop the clear-cutting of the remaining wilderness areas in [...]

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June 16, 2003
Senate Oversight Hearing — June 18, 2003
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On Wednesday, June 18 the Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold the third in a series of oversight hearings on the failure of federal agencies to protect sacred places. The hearing is in Senate Russell Building’s SR-485. Testimony will focus on Medicine Lake (CA), Ocmulgee Old Fields (GA), Medicine Wheel (WY) and Bear Butte (SD). [...]

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June 16, 2003
National Day of Prayer for Sacred Places — June 20, 2003
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The Sacred Places Protection Coalition will observe Friday, June 20, 2003 as a National Day of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places. Observances will be held on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol from sunrise to midday and in at least 10 other locations around the country including Phoenix, Albuquerque, Boulder, Sacramento, New [...]

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