Help Uplift Indigenous Stories for Indigenous Peoples Day

Dear Unitarian Universalists,

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day is a choice to celebrate the inherent worth and dignity of every person and to end the glorification of the cultural and ecological genocide caused by colonization.

In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, UU Ministry for Earth is seeking to raise $1,000 to finance a new film called The Condor & The Eagle as an Associate Producer. Can you chip in?

The Eagle & The Condor is an ancient prophecy, shared by many Indigenous people. The prophecy says when the Eagle of North America and the Condor of South America unite, the spirit of peace will awaken.  After 500 years of colonization, Indigenous elders believe that this union has begun. The Condor & The Eagle documentary offers a glimpse into this developing spiritual renaissance as four Indigenous leaders learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy.

This film tells a beautiful, powerful, and important story. I was able to meet the filmmakers in 2014 while they were filming in Houston, and in 2015 while they were filming in Paris during the UN COP21 meeting that established the Paris Climate Accord. I was able to catch a sneak preview of the film during the San Francisco Green Film Festival last month.

I believe in the power of this film to awaken people’s consciousness to the importance of working for environmental justice in solidarity with Indigenous communities.

UU Ministry for Earth has partnered with film producers in the past to bring inspiring and thought-provoking films such as Bidder 70 and The Reluctant Radical to UU audiences, but this is the first time that UUMFE is seeking to be an Associate Producer of a film.

By donating to support UU Ministry for Earth become an Associate Producer of this film, you are helping to uplift the voices of Indigenous leaders of the climate justice movement and helping to show the world that Unitarian Universalism is invested in solidarity with Indigenous leadership as a matter of faith and moral principle.

Can you chip in to uplift the voices of these Indigenous leaders, in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day?

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Thank you for your support and solidarity,

Aly Tharp

UU Ministry for Earth Program Director

Aly Tharp
Aly Tharp
Aly Tharp is the program director at the UU Ministry for Earth and has been with UUMFE since 2014, initially serving as the network coordinator for the UU Young Adults for Climate Justice. Aly lives in Austin, Texas, and in their free time is an arts-activist and community organizer supporting a local food forest on public parkland and Gulf South climate justice movements.