Special Film Screening: Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee

4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

Grand Junction REI

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  • Group size: 25
  • Instructor: Native Outdoors

Join us on Saturday, September 7 from 4pm to 6PM for a free screening of the recently released short film Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee chronicling the efforts to protect the Arctic Refuge and the parallels to Bears Ears. Just north of the Arctic Circle, the Gwich'in people are fighting to protect the lands and caribou from oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge--a place that has provided them with a rich and bountiful existence since time immemorial. Indigenous groups in southeastern Utah are doing much the same, seeking to defend their homeland and cultural heritage from energy and mining exploitation in Bears Ears National Monument. Join us for Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee, a short film that explores the commonalities and differences between the two, and why the Gwich'in people need our support, followed by a Q&A with a NativesOutdoors Representative.


Grand Junction REI

925 Independent Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81505

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