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Breck to Host Documentary Film Screening

Friday, May 5, 2017

Breck will host a public screening of the documentary First Daughter and the Black Snake on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:00 PM. This event is free and open to all. 

The film depicts Winona LaDuke's fight against the Canadian-owned Enbridge company's plans to route a new pipeline through her tribe's 1855 Treaty land. Winona (which means "first daughter" in Dakota) and her community stand up to save the sacred wild rice lakes of their reservation and preserve their way of life.

Ms. LaDuke visited Breck in January and addressed students at All-School Chapel. She is an American environmentalist, economist and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development.

Her visit led Breck faculty to plan a service learning retreat on the White Earth Reservation to collaborate with Ms. LaDuke's nonprofit, Honor the Earth. The retreat is open to all Upper School students and will take place Friday, May 26, through Sunday, May 28. Click here for more information on this trip.


Winona LaDuke (center) with Breck Chaplains (l-r) Nan Zosel, Alexis Kent, and Rob Johnson (far right).