Film Screening: Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock

Tuesday, December 5 @ 6:00 p.m.

This film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world's attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the 'water protectors' -- activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream.

Moderated discussion to follow, led by Leigh Youngblood of the mount Grace Land Conservation Trust and Rhonda Anderson, an Inupiaq - Athabaskan activist and water protector who was present at Standing Rock and continues to tell the story of, and support, the Water Is Life movement.

Free and open to the public.

Please register by calling 978-249-9515.

Space is limited.

For more information about the film, please visit

Presented in collaboration between the Athol Public Library and North Quabbin Energy.