The Environment in Crisis: Big Oil on Native Lands

by 3 Generations
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Summary

Native American values, treaties, land and water are being threatened by big oil. In the Dakotas fracking and pipelines have decimated once pristine landscapes, causing toxic damage , destroying ancestral burial grounds and now threatening drinking water. This campaign aims to bring world-wide attention to this environmental and cultural crisis through a feature film: A Different American Dream, a series of videos and a robust engagement campaign focused on supporting local grassroots programs.
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Challenge

Native American issues are too often invisible to wider society. Valuable beliefs remain unheard. Initially we focused on the Three Affiliated Tribes of the MHA Nation, at the centre of the oil boom in the USA. We went there to film the environmental disaster is playing out in their homelands and produced the feature film A Different American Dream. Now we are also focusing on the progress of the Dakota Access Pipeline threatening the water of the neighboring Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Solution

We produce top quality films & videos to raise public awareness and encourage outrage and action. We are presenting them in major international film festivals and for global distribution. We use social and traditional media to tell the stories of the damage and desecration of Native American land, water and culture and draw attention to the violation of treaties. We support local grassroots groups fighting big oil, environmental and cultural destruction.

Long-Term Impact

We support long-term changes to national environmental policies in order to make positive changes for the future generations of the Earth. We will record the experiences and challenges of Native Americans who are change-makers. Sharing these stories honors those who are defending the Earth, and inspires our viewers to do the same. Our films will spread impact to global audiences.

Resources

http:/​/​www.3generations.org
3 Generations Website
3 Generations on Facebook
3 Generations on Twitter
A Different American Dream film on Facebook

Organization Information

3 Generations

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.3generations.org
Project Leader:
Jane Wells
3 Generations Founder and President
New York, NY United States
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