The Badger-Two Medicine is the sacred homeland of the Blackfeet Nation. It is home to their creation story and has been a place of refuge and healing for 10,000 years. After declaring the Badger-Two Medicine as “sacred ground” in the early 1970s, the Blackfeet Nation fiercely opposed industrial development within the area. This virtual event, hosted by Red Road to DC, will open with a screening of Our Last Refuge, a short, powerful film that tells the story of the Badger-Two Medicine and the decades-long struggle to protect it from the incursion of oil and gas. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Native leaders and community organizers who are working to defend the Badger-Two Medicine, not only as an important wildlife sanctuary, but also as an intermediary to Blackfeet spiritual power.
This event is part of the Red Road to DC tour.
About Red Road to DC:
The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation have carved a 24-foot totem pole to honor, unite, and empower communities working to protect sacred places. This summer, they will transport the pole from Washington State to Washington DC, drawing lines of connection between communities along the way. The Red Road to DC is an opportunity to seize this moment of self-reflection across the United States and of acknowledgment of past and present injustices inflicted on Native Peoples and lands without consent. Moms Clean Air Force stands united with the House of Tears Carvers and Indigenous communities across the country to protect sacred places and fulfill our historic obligations to the First Peoples of these lands and waters.