Film Screening of "Once We Had A River" followed by a moderated Q&A
In 1880, the La Jolla, Rincon, Pala, Pauma, and San Pasqual Tribes were forcibly relocated by the federal government and lost access to drinking and agricultural water in 1895 when it was diverted to the newly founded City of Escondido. This diversion went uncontested for 47 years until the California Indian Legal Services was formed and filed a lawsuit in 1967. To this day, the tribes have to purchase water back from Escondido. Once We Had a River details the story of their ongoing fight for water. A post-film discussion will be led by the producer, Anecita Agustinez*. Anecita is the Tribal Policy Advisor for the Department of Water Resources, has worked to represent California's Native American interests for over 30 years, and is a tribal citizen of the Dine (Navajo) nation. *Invited Snacks and refreshments provided courtesy of the Sustainable Water Markets (SWM) Program, the Bren Environmental Justice Club, and the UCSB Multicultural Center (MCC).
- Start:June 04, 2019
- End:June 04, 2019
- Where:Bren Hall 1414, Management , 2400 University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States
- Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
- Ticket Price:N/A