Environment in Focus Film, Antioch University


Environment in Focus Film - Standing on Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Tourists

Thursday, April 23 

AUSB Community Hall
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Free and open to the public.

Please join us as Alexis Slutzky takes us on a journey with indigenous people of the Altai region in the Russian Republic and the Winnemem Wintu people in northern California, as they resist destruction of their sacred lands. 

Alexis Slutzky is a mentor, educator, and wilderness guide for the Flowering Earth located in Santa Barbara. She has chaired the Land Leadership Circle of The Ojai Foundation and designed and facilitated numerous nature-based retreats for adults and youth.

In the film, you’ll see how traditional Altaians create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and protect sacred sites. Outside their parks, they resist new threats from an oil pipeline. If built, it will pass through pristine World Heritage Sites. If the US Bureau of Reclamation enlarges Shasta Dam, the Winnemem Wintu will lose what little is left of their homeland – ceremonial grounds, burials, and old village sites will be flooded.

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April 23, 2015 at 7pm
AUSB Community Hall
602 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
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