On Wednesday, April 11, from 6-8 p.m., come to a screening of Yvonne Latty’s documentary, “Sacred Poison.” The event will take place at the Carter Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square, 7th floor. Prof. Andrew Needham will act as interlocutor for the documentary and lead a discussion. As well, Prof. Latty hopes to have Earl Tulley, one of the key voices in the documentary, participate via Skype. The film is 30 minutes long, and short reception will follow the screening.
Prof. Latty is Director of the Reporting New York and Reporting the Nation programs at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The film recently won Best Documentary Short Film at the Phoenix Film Festival. Prof. Latty sent the following description:
“The documentary shows the devastating toll past uranium mining has had
on the Navajo people and discusses the potential risks posed by a
renewal of uranium mining. It lays out the complex and conflicting
economic, political, environmental and spiritual issues involved.
However, this documentary in no way portrays the Navajo as victims of
outside forces, but rather agents of change within their community and
For more information on the issue, the following links are stories about Earl Tulley and energy and mineralization issues on the Navajo Nation.
- Navajo Environmental Activist Earl Tulley Announces Candidacy for Navajo Vice President
- Navajos Hope to Shift From Coal to Wind and Sun