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WAMM Second Monday Movie - "First Daughter and the Black Snake"

  • 4200 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55407 United States (map)

In honor of Indigenous People's Day - WAMM will be watching, "First Daughter and the Black Snake." 

Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction. When new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of riding her horse against the current of oil, organizing a spiritual ride, "because the horse can kill a snake."


The "Prophecy of the 7th Fire" says a "black snake" will bring destruction to the earth. We will have a choice of two paths. One is scorched and one is green. For Winona LaDuke (Ojibwe for "first daughter"), the "black snake" is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through land granted to her tribe in an 1855 Treaty, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional way of life. Winona is a daughter, mother, grandmother and Executive Director of Honor the Earth, a native-led environmental justice organization. Directed, Produced and Director of Photography Keri Pickett. 

Free Popcorn! Lively discussion follows. Always free and open to the public.