Gathering our Hearts at Standing Rock


“Gathering our Hearts at Standing Rock”

Tuesday - Wednesday, April 25-26, 2017

Film Screening  & Panel Discussion with Fidel Moreno 

Tuesday, April 25th 12pm @ The Space at Greenstar (700 W. Buffalo St.)

Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm @ Klarman Hall Auditorium KG70, Cornell University

Wednesday, April 26th at 5:30p @ GIAC (301 W. Court St.)

We are excited to welcome Oscar-nominated director Fidel Moreno for a special screening of his documentary, “Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock.”

Culled from 18 hours of interviews with 33 people at Standing Rock — including youth, mothers, grandmothers, grandfathers, First Nation people and non-Indian supporters — “Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock” is an ongoing documentary project, chronicling the story of the protectors at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the American Indian Movement on their treaty-given lands of the American west.

In addition to the film screenings, Fidel will be participating in various community events including providing cultural demonstrations at local schools. Our collective goal is to provide an opportunity for community members to deepen their understanding of:

  • Indigenous sovereignty;

  • Environmental and social justice intersection

  • Connecting the dots between Standing Rock and local lives and local work

  • Local action around water protection, fracking & divestment.

To support this event, please donate to our GoFundMe here! You can also help us fundraise by attending Dance Party for Earth Day on 4/21 @ Lot 10!!

Fidel Moreno identifies as Huichol, Chichimeca and Mexican American. He is an Oscar nominee in the Best Short Documentary category as co-producer and co-director of “Wiping the Tears of 7 Generations,” and a three-time Telly Award winner for “The Peyote Road” and “500 Nations.” Raised in both old Mexico and the Midwest area of the United States, Moreno’s work in documentary film and video since 1983 has focused on the struggle and dialogues of indigenous people and communities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America. He has worked directly with many communities, aboriginal leaders, chiefs and elders in documenting environmental actions and issues, human rights violations and crisis relief services. Moreno is an activist passionate about working with youth and children through cultural literacy skill building, emotional development and purposeful life navigation.

Laura Lagunez identifies as Dine and Nahua. She is a recent graduate from Cornell University and is now working for the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell designing garden-based learning curricula and assisting with food security projects. She is committed to working alongside native communities and participate in community-based ecological and cultural restoration projects.

lease contact Fabina B. Colon with any questions about this event.

Organized by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) in partnership with Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC), Cornell Environmental Collaborative, (ECO), Lehman Alternative Community School (LACS), American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program (AIISP), ALANA Intercultural Funding Board, Amnesty International at Cornell University (AI@CU), Climate Justice Cornell (CJC), Greenstar Coop, Greater Ithaca Activities Center, and community members.