Join Dr. Jason Corwin (Seneca Nation) for the screening of the documentary Defending Ohi:yo’ as well as other short videos highlighting Seneca environmental topics. Discussion will cover the vital importance of media production by Indigenous people.
In early 2018, while finishing editing a feature length documentary about opposition to the Dakota Access and Northern Access Pipelines entitled “Denying Access: NoDAPL to NoNAPL, he and other Senecas found out about a proposal to process fracking waste water and discharging it into the headwaters of the Alleghany River. That River, named Ohi:yo’ in Seneca, flows through the heart of their territory.
Jason Corwin is Executive Director of Seneca Media and Communications Center–a department of the Seneca Nation. He holds a PhD in Natural Resources from Cornell University and has worked extensively as a community based media and environmental educator.
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