Film Screening: Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Seattle REI

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  • Group size: 150
  • Instructor: Len Necefer and Greg Balkin

Join REI and Patagonia for a special screening of the short film Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee. 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, which explores the commonalities and differences between the two, and why the Gwich'in people need our support. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the film's Len Necefer and filmmaker Greg Balkin. Prior to the film screening, join us for a nonprofit meet & greet - we'll have leading environmental nonprofits from the community in the store sharing about the work that they do and ways for you to get involved. Join us at 6:00pm to mingles with non-profit partners. The film will be screened at 7:00pm.

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