Ancestral Waters

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Spokane with UUCS
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5:45 PM, Sunday, August 18, 2019
Location: Spokane (click for map)

“Ancestral Waters” tells the story of the Puyallup Tribe who signed the Treaty of Medicine Creek in 1854. In exchange for ceding vast areas of land to the U.S. government, the Puyallup were given a small reservation and several other benefits, one of which was the right to fish in their usual and accustomed waters. This treaty-protected right to fish is being threatened by a liquefied natural gas plant being built by Puget Sound Energy without permits on the Tacoma Tideflats, across the water from Vashon.

“Ancestral Waters” is a unique record of the Puyallup’s fight against the LNG plant, which continues to this day. The documentary captures the spirit of the tribe’s 3-year fight against the plant and breaks down 160 years of crimes against the people, the land, and the water. It shreds the “LNG bridge fuel” fantasy with data and LNG catastrophes from around the world, so all can see PSE’s LNG facility for what it really is – a bomb. A wake up call. A call to action. We must stand together for Life, Water, our lovely Earth, and each other!

Admission is free, with donations collected at the door.  After the film screening, we will have a discussion with local community members.

Release Year: 2019

Running Time: 81 Minutes

Director: Benita and Darren Moore

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