Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice

Date(s) - Wednesday, April 22, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Poster Image for Standing on Sacred Ground - Fire and Ice

This documentary series takes us from the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia to the Peruvian Andes, where for many years now, Indigenous communities have witnessed dramatic population increases resulting in the appropriation of sacred lands.  Learn how Indigenous peoples from these areas are standing up against resource extraction, competing religions, tourists and climate change to protect and defend their health, livelihood and cultural survival.

  • Approx. 57min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Dr. Alaka Wali and Dr. Diana Alvira, The Field Museum.

Alaka Wali is Curator of North American Anthropology at The Field Museum and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UIC. Diana (Tita) Alvira is the Social Conservation Program Manager at the Science and Action Center Andes/Amazon team at The Field Museum. Together with South American collaborators they implement community-based environmental conservation programs in the Andes-Amazon region.

Poster: Standing on Sacred Ground – Fire and Ice [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this event. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095


The Field Museum and the UIC Department of Anthropology, Office of Sustainability, and student organizations Delta Xi Phi, EcoCampus, Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), Heritage Garden Student Group, Mexican Students de Aztlán (MeSa), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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