Tlingit Women Advocate During Historic Delegation To Protect Tongass Rainforest

From March 11 - 13, 2019, a WECAN International Delegation of Indigenous Women from the Tongass Rainforest of Alaska traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the Tongass, and the continuation of the Roadless Rule, an important measure to protect Alaska's Tongass National Forest, which falls within the traditional territories of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Peoples. The Delegation met with members of Congress, the USDA, the Forest Service, media and the public to address current attacks on forest protections. This was an historic Delegation, the first time that Tlingit women traveled to the U.S. Capitol to fight to protect the forest and their communities.

  • Osprey Orielle Lake
  • Osprey Orielle Lake
  • Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
  • Wanda Culp
    Key Cast
  • Beth Geglia
  • Teena Pugliese
    Film Editor
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    Documentary, Short
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    5 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 18, 2019
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Osprey Orielle Lake

Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder and Executive Director of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, working nationally and internationally with grassroots and frontline women leaders, policy-makers, and diverse coalitions to build women's leadership, climate justice, resilient communities, and a just transition to a decentralized, democratized clean energy future. Her writing has been featured in publications including The Guardian, Common Dreams, Earth Island Journal, The Ecologist, OpenDemocracy, and EcoWatch, and Osprey is the author of the award-winning book, 'Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature’.

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