Event Description: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival works with environmental groups across the globe to host the film festival to reach into their communities and bring together a diverse audience. The goal is to use film to inspire activism. Landmark Conservancy hosts the festival to increase community understanding of our connection with the planet and role as stewards to protect it for future generations.
Location: Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University in Hayward, WI
Tickets available at the door! $20, cash or check only.
Paul DeMain also known as Skabewis, (Oneida/Ojibwe) is a Bear Clan Citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. A former news editor, DeMain is currently the Chairman of Honor The Earth, and a Board member of Akiing 8th Fire, both organizations involved in community organizing, land back programs with Indigenous based projects involved with hemp, thermal solar and agricultural farming programs.
DeMain will briefly discuss several of the projects he is currently involved with on Madeline Island and the region that involve land back acquisitions and potential future conservation of important bogs, rivers and forested lands that have produced food and medicines for Native people for thousands of years.
Emily Ford sets out with Diggins, a borrowed sled dog, to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers and discover they’ve become figureheads in the movement to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone.
In sym-bee-o-sis, scientists discover that the alliance between bees and plants depends on an unexpected third partner: microbes! But the chemicals we use in agriculture are putting this ancient partnership at risk.
The island of O'ahu is covered with coconut palms, but for fear of liability, the vast majority of these sacred trees have been stripped of coconuts. The grassroots movement "Niu Now" is on a mission to restore the "niu," or coconut, as a fundamental food crop in Hawai'i and spread the Indigenous wisdom of "aloha 'āina:" loving land and serving people.