Join NAMRA for a virtual film screening on Monday, October 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

DƏNE YI’INJETL – The Scattering of Man, a film by Tsay Keh Dene Nation.

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Amidst rising flood waters caused by British Columbia Hydro’s W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River, the Tsay Keh Dene Nation and its membership unwillingly found themselves displaced from their lands. DƏNE YI’INJETL – The Scattering of Man, an Indigenous-produced documentary, tells this story from the perspective of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation about the events that took place before and after the flood in 1968.

This film has been featured in numerous international festivals and was directed by Luke Gleeson. He will be available for a question and answer session after the screening. The film is approximately 75 minutes long.

Luke is a member of the Tsay Keh Dene Nation, a Sekani speaking people, known as “People of the Mountains” who inhabit and protect the headwaters and upper tributaries of the Peace River and Rocky Mountain Trench in northern British Columbia. Luke has worked and played in these northern ecosystems for most of his life and utilizes concepts of water, natural states and Tsay Keh Dene culture as metaphors in his music, art and film. After many years in lands and resource management, Luke has begun to shift back into the artistic world and is an emerging filmmaker, film score composer and consultant who culturally identifies as Glezhe Na’che and has written and performed music under this appellation.

With Global Hydropower Day taking place on October 11, this film screening comes as a response to say enough is enough! Hydropower is a false and destructive solution to the climate crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous peoples through displacement and cultural genocide. Megadams are responsible for destroying river ecosystems and releasing greenhouse gases! This is not clean energy.