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"Promised Land" documentary screening
"Promised Land" documentary screening
WhenThursday, Jul 6, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m.
WhereThe Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Event typesScreenings
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STG & Tall Firs Cinema present PROMISED LAND on July 6, 2017 as part of STG's free Nights at the Neptune series!

Special Guests: Duwamish Tribe, Chinook Nation, and the Filmmakers

Doors at 7 p.m. | Event at 8 p.m.

FREE and open to the public
All Ages / Bar with ID
GA Seating - first come, first seated

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Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

Indigenous recognition is at the frontline of the battle for native sovereignty. These tribes—who signed treaties, helped settlers, and lost their land—are asking for their treaties to be honored. To redefine their recognition, to put blood quantum restrictions on who is and isn’t native enough, to redefine treaties over and over, continues a toxic cycle of colonialism where the government, and the corporations it partners with, continues to unlawfully profit off of the resources of indigenous lands at great peril to our increasingly climate-challenged world. Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at tribal sovereignty.

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