In the Light of Reverence: Protecting America's Sacred Lands

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Elders from three Indian communities tell the stories of the land and the struggle to protect the land.

 



What is the spiritual meaning of place? What does it mean to live well on the land? What does it mean to “use” the land? Every year, sacred sites are destroyed by stripmining and development—and also by rock climbers, tourists, and New Age “practitioners.” In this film, elders from three Indian communities—the Lakota of the Great Plains, the Hopi of the Four Corners area, and the Wintu of northern California—tell the stories of the land and the struggle to protect the land.

 

Contains an extended interview with Vine DeLoria, Jr., updates on the struggles at Zuni Salt Lake and Quechan Indian Pass, and a feature called “What you can do to protect sacred lands.” A 48-page teacher guide that encourages students to reflect on complex questions can be downloaded as a pdf file at http://www.sacredland.org/resources/teach.html.


 


Produced by: Sacred Land Film Project

Format: DVD, color, 73 minutes. 

Availability: Available for home-use only

Published: 2001

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota, Hopi, Wintu