Film Watch Party: Gather
Tuesday, June 1 @ 6:30 pmFree
The Lakota YouthStay Program presents a virtual watch party for the film “Gather,” an intimate portrait of a growing movement among Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through obtaining sovereignty over their ancestral food systems, while battling against the historical trauma brought on by centuries of genocide. In the film, an indigenous chef embarks on a ambitious project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo ranch, is proving her tribes native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California are struggling to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon.
Register for a free ticket here: https://kinema.com/events/gather-3slqch
Lakota YouthStay, a program of the West Medford Community Center, brings Native American youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to the Medford area for a week of exploration and discovery, building friendships and engagement through shared activities of interest. The program is expected to resume in 2022.