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Teens' film looks at oil refineries on tribal lands

The College of St. Scholastica hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary "March Point" at 6 p.m. Jan. 13, in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.

The College of St. Scholastica hosts a screening and discussion of the documentary "March Point" at 6 p.m. Jan. 13, in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus.

"March Point" was created by three teens from the Swinomish Indian Tribe in northern Washington state. It investigates the impact of two oil refineries on tribal lands. The film aired nationally on PBS in November. This is its first screening in Duluth.

"The documentary gives a Native perspective on an important issue -- something uncommon in mass media today," said Bill Howes, coordinator of St. Scholastica's Ojibwe Language and Culture Education program.

The event is sponsored by St. Scholastica's OLCE program, Indigenous Student Alliance and School of Education.

A reception precedes the screening, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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There is no fee to attend; however, donations to Life House will be accepted. Life House is a local nonprofit serving low-income, at-risk and homeless youth.

For more information contact Howes at (218) 723-6109 or whowes@css.edu .

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