Sentry Room of the Sigurd Olson Evironmental Institute
Thursday, January 19, 2012
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Please help NCSA welcome back esteemed author and activist Al Gedicks back to Northland College as he presents his take on the proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills.
"Al is concerned with environmental sociology, Native Americans--and how multinational mining and oil companies affect both. He is also a recognized filmmaker with five films to his credit. His most recent film, "Keepers of the Water," about the Indian-environmental alliance against the proposed Crandon, Wisconsin mine, was awarded "Best Environmental Program" at the 1997 Red Earth American Indian Film & Video Competition in Oklahoma City.
His other films cover the topics of Finnish immigrant experiences and the impacts of mining on Native American and rural communities. Al teaches Racial and Ethnic Minorities, the Sociology of Film, Environmental Sociology, Foundations of Sociological Analysis and American Indians and the Environment. His research and publications center on the issue of environmental threats and sociocultural dislocation posed by mining and oil projects.
His published articles have appeared in sociological journals, edited books, and the popular press. His most book,Resource Rebels: Native Challenges to Mining and Oil Corporations (South End Press) was published in 2001 and his most recent work, Dirty Gold: Indigenous Alliances to End Global Resource Colonialism (South End Press) is to be released in July 2009" -