Join the Department of Forest Resources Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee for viewing and discussion of the award-winning film In light of Reverence on its 20th anniversary. The film explores American culture’s relationship to nature in three places considered sacred by native peoples: Devils Tower in Wyoming, the Colorado Plateau in the Southwest and Mount Shasta in California. Rich in minerals and beloved by recreational users, these “holy lands” exert a spiritual gravity that pulls Native Americans into conflict with mining companies, New Age practitioners and rock climbers. Ironically, all sides see themselves as besieged. This award-winning film documents the Lakota, Hopi and Winnemem Wintu efforts to protect their most sacred places. Their battles tell a new story of culture clashes in an ancient landscape. Or join us for the discussion and watch the film on your own via UMN library access.
Discussion: 7:30 - 8:00 pm (US Central time) with Dr. Mike Dockry, UMN Forest Resources
Social Time: 8:00 - 8:30 pm (US Central time) - Breakout rooms based on interests/timing.