Raquel Chapa

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Raquel Chapa

Raquel Chapa co-curated a three-gallery Native art show titled Native Voices, which opened in Brooklyn in the spring of 2008. This marks the third year Chapa will program the film portion of the annual Association of American Indian Affairs meeting. She has worked with Indigenous Collections at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Chapa was curator of the Native Performances and Films for the Hemispheric Institutes at New York University's conference in Brazil, served as co-editor of their online Journal on Aboriginal Performance, and wrote about the experience for the Cuban magazine Canto. In addition, while at NYU, she worked with Indigenous Radio in Santiago, Chile and Indigenous Women's empowerment in Chiapas, Mexico.

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Producer
Tribal Affiliation: 
Lipan Apache/Yaqui/Cherokee

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.