With the Australian Federal Supreme Court preparing to hear a case on the legality of the McArthur River mine expansion and river diversion plan, a group of 50 men, women and children boarded a bus in Boroloola and traveled nearly 1000 kilometers to Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory.
Set in the Altai Republic of Russia in southern Siberia, Mapping is Power follows cultural specialist Maya Erlenbaeva and shaman Maria Amanchina as they visit sacred sites near Kosh Agach. Indigenous people are mapping their sacred sites to protect them.
The Spring at Panther Meadows runs dry. Produced as a preview of the Sacred Land Film Project’s latest film series, Standing on Sacred Ground, http://StandingOnSacredGround.org. It is a four-part series that chronicles indigenous people in eight communities around the world standing up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment.
In one of the key moments of In The Light of Reverence, Vine Deloria comments on the conflict between rock climbers and Native Americans at Devils Tower: “It’s not that Indians should have exclusive rights there. It’s that that location is sacred enough it should have time of it’s own.”