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Online Film Screening: The Klabona Keepers
March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for an online film screening and panel discussion showcasing Indigenous resistance in the Sacred Headwaters, known as the Klabona, northwest British Columbia.
The Klabona Keepers (http://beyondboardingcollective.com/klabonakeepers) is an intimate portrait of the inspiring Indigenous families that succeeded in protecting their lands and waters from industrial activities.
Spanning 15 years of matriarch-led resistance, the film follows a small group of determined elders in the village of Iskut as they heal from colonial wounds to push back against law enforcement, the government, and some of the world’s largest multinational companies. Nestled between scenes of stand-offs and blockades, land defenders reflect on how their history of forced displacement, residential schools, and trauma strengthened their resolve to protect the very land that was so essential to their healing journey.
The exclusive screening is brought to you by STARCAP, a climate-action partnership between CCEDNet, Synergia Institute and Athabasca University, and will be followed by a panel discussion with youth land defenders from the Klabona Keepers. They will be sharing stories from the front lines where they successfully protected their territory from some of the world’s largest multinational mining and oil companies.
Closed captioning and live interpretation from English to ASL (and not a pre-recorded, edited translation), is available.