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Native America-Special Screening and Panel Discussion


Join us for the film screening of “New World Rising” the 4th episode in the PBS critically acclaimed series, Native America. This documentary series gives a new perspective, based in science and grounded by indigenous practice, on the previous 15,000 years of human history in North and South America. Episode 4, "New World Rising", offers poignant examples of how Native American people resist colonization by preserving their indigneous culture and knowledge. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band is featured lighting a prescribed burn in "New World Rising", and the Amah Mutsun Land Trust invites you to join members of the tribe and their collaborators to explore how they are applying traditional ecological knowledge to the most pressing issues in land conservation today.

The film will be introduced by Scott Tiffany, a producer/director on the series, who will give us an insider's view on the making of this epic. Following the film presentation, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A, including:

  • Valentin Lopez, Amah Mutsun Tribal Chairman and Amah Mutsun Land Trust President

  • EkOngKar Singh Khalsa, Amah Mutsun Land Trust Executive Director

  • Kent Lightfoot, Professor of Anthropology, University of California Berkeley

  • Scott Stephens, Professor of Fire Science, University of California Berkeley

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to view "New World Rising" on the big screen and learn more about the efforts of a local tribe to preserve and restore indigenous knowledge for the benefit of all beings.

This event is free and open to all! Please help us spread the word by signing up here!

Earlier Event: December 7
Donor Invitation Event at UC Berkeley
Later Event: December 15
Pie Ranch Volunteer day