FEATURED ART: Dancer Lisa Odjig & “The Hunting Ground”

NIWRC partner and filmmaker Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga) directed a video for Elle Magazine, with hoop dancer Lisa Odjig in solidarity with the #NoDAPL pipeline protest. “As a Native filmmaker, I look for every opportunity to amplify the voices of Native women in my work.” Said Tremblay. “When the opportunity came along to make a piece about movement for ELLE Magazine I knew that Lisa Odjig and her hoop dance would be perfect. We wanted to allow Lisa to use her voice and movements to define who she is and to express her traditions in her own way. We also wanted to take the opportunity to show solidarity with the #NODAPL water protectors.”

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In honor of January being both National Stalking Awareness Month, with an upcoming Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month for February, we wanted to share the groundbreaking documentary “The Hunting Ground.”. “The Hunting Ground” is a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice — despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level.

WATCH: Trailer for The Hunting Ground. To watch the entire film, click here for options.

To learn more and become involved in the conversation surrounding college rapes and sexual assaults, visit http://thehuntinggroundfilm.com/.