Water is Sacred
an Evening with Tiana LaPointe, Indigenous Filmmaker and Ringing Shield Drum Group
Tiana LaPointe, Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe as Ringing Shield Drum Group will convey the sacredness of water through drumming and storytelling. Tiana attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2016. She accompanied her mother, who was a speaker at the forum. Part of this talk was recorded and used in the film Mni Ki Wakan: Water is Sacred. We will be showing this film and discuss how it relates to the water issues currently going on in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
Tiana LaPointe is a documentary filmmaker who emphasized the histories and sacredness of Indigenous people. She is the recipient of the Sundance Institute Knight Fellow Program, Jerome Foundations Travel and Study Grant and is a freelance artist providing services for many non-profits in the Twin cities.
Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe have attended the United Nations representing AIM West. They are both in college majoring in Political Science.