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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Living n America..SAT JAN 24,2009

The American Museum of Natural History


Changing Climate, Changing Environment

These programs will present a national view, highlighting environmental and climate change issues affecting indigenous communities across the United States , including Alaska and Hawai'i .

12:00 pm
2:00 pm
1st Floor

Polynesian Dance Productions

In this colorful presentation, Polynesian dancers from Hawai'i will share the dance and culture of their beloved homeland and other islands in the Pacific region. Polynesian Dance Productions is the only troupe on the East Coast to feature dancers who were born, raised, and trained in Hawai'i and danced professionally there.

This program is supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

1:00 pm
1st Floor

Hawai'i and the Climate Crisis
Film and discussion

Malia Nobrega

In this multi-media presentation, Malia Nobrega will give an overview of the effects of climate change on the Hawaiian environment and indigenous Hawaiian culture. Nobrega is an active member in her local community and has participated at the Convention on Biological Diversity with the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) and the indigenous Women's Biodiversity Network (IWBN).

This program is cosponsored with the Flying Eagle Woman Fund for Peace, Justice, and Sovereignty and the Tribal Link Foundation.

3:00 pm
1st Floor

Homeland: Four Portraits of

Native Action
Film and discussion with

Winona LaDuke

Homeland (2005 Katahdin Productions, 60 minutes) is filmed against some of America 's most spectacular backdrops. From Alaska to Maine , Montana to New Mexico , this award-winning film profiles Native American activists fighting to protect Indian lands, preserve their sovereignty, and ensure the cultural survival of their peoples. The film screening is followed by a keynote address by acclaimed indigenous author and human rights advocate Winona LaDuke.

All programs subject to change. All programs are free with suggested Museum admission. Neither tickets nor reservations are required. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

We recommend that you arrive in plenty of time to enter the Museum and locate the program space. Please use the main entrance at Central Park West at 79th Street .

For further information, call the Museum’s Department of Education at 212-769-5315 weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm weekdays.

Living in America is developed and coordinated by Roberto Borrero (Taíno), Senior Program Coordinator, American Museum of Natural History.

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