EarthWerk is a video and art project by Rebecca Centeno dedicated to celebrating the natural world and fighting environmental injustices. A large focus of the project is on our dependency on fossil fuels, climate change and political instability, and for a push to renewable energy.
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Synopsis: Native Americans speak about the Earth as our Mother and the impacts of oil and gas drilling on tribal lands in the United States, particularly on The Blackfeet Nation in North Central Montana. Outside entities target territories where unemployment hovers at 70%, promising wealth and prosperity, and offering little in return. The exploitation of people, land, and resources is not new to the Native American. How do members of the Blackfeet tribe see the Earth? Is it with a “spiritual eye” or more pragmatic? How are these views affecting the industry on tribal lands, and what alternative is there for a world dependent on fossil fuels?