Indigenous Service Learning


This week the Northwest Indian College Student Activities and Indigenous Service Learning Center invite you to engage in our campus viewings of “Red Power Energy,” “A River Between Us,” and “Disobedience,” as part of the Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival. 

These will be February 21-23, 2017. The film “Red Power Energy” will be viewed on Tuesday the 21st. On the 22nd the film “A River Between Us” will be showed. And the final film “Disobedience” will be screened on the 23rd. All films will have a noon and 6pm showing time. 

Red Power Energy- 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.

A River Between Us- This film tells the story of the oldest and most bitterly disputed water war in the West today. The film’s primary focus is the struggle for justice on the Klamath River, where forty years of bad blood between the local farmers, ranchers, Native Tribes, members of the Tea Party, state politicians and federal government have created one of this country’s worst environmental crises. Most importantly, as part of the largest restoration project in American history, A River Between Us provides the solution to ending this generations-old conflict: in order to save a river, you must first heal a people.

Disobedience- is a film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Please join us in viewing these films which are so relevant and critical to our Native Communities. View, engage in dialogue, and be a part of the solution.

Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival






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What is Indigenous Service Learning?

Indigenous Service Learning (ISL) at Northwest Indian College promotes experiential learning to sustain the connections of people, place, and the natural world. It is grounded on indigenous ecological knowledge that life is interconnected.  People and place are interwoven in patterns that are reciprocal, cyclical, and animated with spirit. This program fosters serving and caring for one another in these relational circles.

Indigenous Service Learning combines curriculum with hands-on, experiential learning that meets the needs of Native peoples and their communities and deepens indigenous connections, while building leaders for the next generation.

At Northwest Indian College the world is our classroom and through service we are planting the seeds of change.

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Noelani Kanuha Aure

Director of Service Learning 
Phone: 360-392-4213