Native American filmmaker to discuss documentary

Pitt-Bradford will show “Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL” at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 111 of Swarts Hall.

            A discussion with filmmaker Dr. Jason Corwin will follow the screening.

            “Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL” is a documentary by the Seneca Media and Communications Center detailing those protesting the Dakota Access and Northern Access pipelines.

            Two years ago, the Standing Rock Sioux brought together environmental activists from around the world to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Among those joining the Sioux were a large number of Seneca, who came home to find the Northern Access pipeline being planned in their back yard.

            Corwin made four trips to Standing Rock to document the Water Protectors movement and continued the documentary with the work of the Seneca to stop the Northern Access Pipeline.

            Corwin is a member of the Deer Clan of the Seneca Nation and is the executive director of the Seneca Media and Communications Center. He has a doctorate in natural resources from Cornell University and has done extensive work on the intersection of digital storytelling, Indigenous ways of knowing and environmental education.

            The Friends of Hanley Library, the environmental studies program and the Environmental Studies Club are sponsoring the event as part of activities in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month.