Stories within the story, Agassiz Peak, located north of Flagstaff, Arizona, is named after a biologist who used his studies to legitimize racist beliefs about white superiority. Makaius Marks, Dine', and other Native youths are working to change the name to its traditional Hopi name, Öo'mawki. The mountain is sacred to 13 Native American Nations in the region.
Powerful stories within the story. Native high school reporters talk with Dine' Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso from Black Mesa, who began filmmaking at the age of 9 with Outta Your Back Pack Media. She produced her second film, In the Footsteps of Yellow Woman, at the age of 13. Now, she has produced Powerlands. "POWERLANDS, Ivey Camille Manybeads Tso, a young Navajo filmmaker, investigates the displacement of Indigenous people and the devastation of the environment caused by the same chemical companies that have exploited the land where she was born. She travels to the La Guajira region in rural Colombia, the Tampakan region of the Philippines, the Tehuantepec Isthmus of Mexico, and the protests at Standing Rock. In each case, she meets Indigenous women leading the struggle against the same corporations that are causing displacement and environmental catastrophe in her own home. Inspired by these women, Ivey Camille brings home the lessons from these struggles to the Navajo Nation."
Steven Toya, Dine' photographer for Northern Arizona University, shares his love of photography with the media workshop. Toya's photos include documentation of NAU's events, from powwows to scientific endeavors.
|Steven Toya's photos inspire Native students in the Indigenous Youth Media Workshop.