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CineCulture: 'Promises of Our Grandmothers' multimedia program

CineCulture: 'Promises of Our Grandmothers' multimedia program

Promises of Our Grandmothers is a multi-media program performed by Gingger Shankar (vocals, double violin), Daniel French (jarana, vocals, keys) with other musicians (to be announced). This unique performance includes a documentary film about the Giniw Collective, a diverse resistance group founded by Tara Houska and led by Indigenous women and two-spirit frontline warriors dedicated to protecting Mother Earth, defending the water, and living in balance as they fight Enbridge's Line 3, a pipeline that will carve trenches through 340-miles of Minnesota's unspoiled wetlands, poisoning water, Indigenous land, and threatening to destroy their very way of life. With more arrests than Standing Rock, youngsters to grandmas continually put their bodies on the line during a global pandemic to fight the multi-billion-dollar oil giant. With incredible tactical knowledge and skill, alongside their collective wisdom and knowledge of the land and the people, this small group of women and allies in the middle of the woods in northern Minnesota held off Enbridge for almost three years with very little media coverage and serious danger to themselves.  In English, Ojibwe, and Lakota. 

Sponsor: Department of Art, Design and Art History

Friday, April 05, 2024


Dr. Mary Husain

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5010 N. Woodrow Ave
Fresno, CA 93740
United States


Free and open to the public