THE SPANISH COLONIAL MISSIONS PRESENTS:
DEFENDING THE EARTH:
Indigenous Voices Demand Environmental Justice
WEDNESDAY, June 30th at 4pm PT / 5MT / 6CT / 7pm ET
– PANEL DISCUSSION STARTS AT 7:30 pm CT – HERE
American Indians In Texas At The Spanish Colonial Missions’s work of preserving the culture and traditions of our Indigenous people rests on the preservation of healthy ecosystems. While the colonial system of exploitation and extraction continues to disregard humanity’s sacred connection with the natural world, Indigenous climate activists persistently demand environmental justice. Please join us for this exclusive screening of the acclaimed documentary film, The Condor & The Eagle, which portrays the leadership and contributions of several Indigenous climate activists working across the American continent to protect their communities and the Earth. Join us after the film to hear our panelists discuss how we can move forward in these efforts as a collective.
This event is inclusive, free to those who can’t afford it. For all others, except for students who are not expected to donate, suggested donations on a sliding scale of $15-100 are requested in lieu of a flat ticket price. Your donations will support The Tāp Pīlam Legal Defense Fund which is dedicated to the protection and reclamation of Native American remains of all tribal communities of Texas. This fund is devoted to defending the rights of Native people to the remains of their ancestors. TPLDF is currently working to defend the sacredness of Native burial sites in and around San Antonio’s missions. The fund is engaged in a federal lawsuit over the $450 million renovation of Alamo Plaza, which stands on the site of a 300-year-old cemetery containing the remains of over 1,000 people, most of them Native Americans. Part of the funds collected will also support the film impact campaign “No More Sacrificed Communities” and be used to provide small honorariums to our panelists.