CSCRE Discussion Series Presents: Defending Ohi:yo’ – Indigenous Media for Environmental Protection on Feb 21st @6pm in the Handwerker Gallery!

Hello Honorites!


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.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Penny Bogardus at or (607) 274-1056.. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.