Laguna

The following are video chapters created to match with lesson plans outlined in the educational guide for Grab.

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Narrated by Parker Posey, the film is an intimate portrait of the little-documented Grab Day in the villages of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe, who annually throw water and food items from the rooftop of a home to people standing below them.

For the first time in its 300-year-old history, the Laguna Pueblo villages are sharing with the outside world their annual summer celebration, Grab Day. A feast day celebration in honor of their patron saints, Grab Day culminates in the Throw—when families flock to the flat, traditional pueblo style roofs of their homes to shower high spirited crowds of community members below with bread, water, toys, food and other gifts.

The new documentary Losing Ground by filmmaker Jenni Monet (Laguna Pueblo) tells the story of 420 Iñupiat Eskimos from the Alaskan village of Kivalina.  Located on an eight-mile-long island off the west coast of Alaska, the residents of Kivalina are some of the first to experience the devastating effects of climate change.  Relying on a subsistence based economy, harvesting fish and whales from the sea, the residents draw their livelihood from an ocean that is slowly eroding their island, their home and their way of life.

Antonia Gonzales asks if Native voters are turning out to vote.

 Native Americans did not have the right to vote in New Mexico until after 1948.

Danielle Kaeding asks which of the candidates will be best for Indian Country and most sympathetic to Native American issues.

Antonia Gonzales speaks with voters at Laguna Pueblo about who they plan to vote for in November.

Antonia Gonzales speaks with Jemez voters about the issues that matter to them.

 
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