Living Earth is a signature annual event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Presentations explore issues impacting sacred spaces in three locations: Alaska, Hawai‘i, and Utah. The program focuses on innovations and sustainability in Indigenous communities with an emphasis on awareness and protection of sacred spaces.
|\n||Maria Marable-Bunch \n\n|
Associate Director for Museum Learning and Programs
|\n||Saving Sacred Spaces Panel Discussion\n\n|
This panel focuses on sites sacred to Indigenous communities that are at risk due to environmental changes, population growth, tourism, and natural resource extraction.
Living Earth Film Series
In addition to the panel, four films will be screened. They feature stories about water management in protection of sacred sites and Indigenous peoples’ spiritual and cultural connections to land.
|\n||Shásh Jaa’: Bears Ears\n\n|
(USA, 2016, 26 min.)
|\n||Water Flows Together\n\n|
(USA, 2020, 11 min.)
|\n||However Wide the Sky: Places of Power\n\n|
(USA, 2021, 57 min.)
|\n||Into America’s Wild\n\n|
(USA, 2020, 40 min.)