Monday, May 16th from 5:30-7:30p at the Roxy Theater in Missoula, Theater #3
Q&A with Roxann Smith, Fort Peck Tribes, Co-Project Investigator on the FPCC & MSU Buffalo Treaty Project & Scott Smoker, Filmmaker w/ Smoke Signal Films, Fort Peck Tribes
Excerpt from MSU April 17th Press release about the film: “In 2012, a small herd of buffalo from Yellowstone National Park were transferred to the Fort Peck Reservation in northeastern Montana, marking the first time genetically pure buffalo had roamed that region in over 100 years. The approximately 45-minute documentary describes how the transfer took place — from the near extinction of the buffalo to the agreements that brought them to the Fort Peck Reservation. It also highlights how Fort Peck is honoring and upholding the Buffalo Treaty, an agreement between various tribes seeking to celebrate their deep-seated relation to the buffalo and restore herds to the lands they used to roam.
The film is one outcome of a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, “Collaborative Research and Strategic Planning for Fort Peck Inter-Tribal Buffalo Treaty Implementation,” that Fort Peck Community College and MSU recently completed. Roxann Smith, director of the Chanté Project at Fort Peck Community College, was the lead project investigator with MSU collaborators Brianna Routh, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Development and food and family specialist with MSU Extension; Michelle Grocke, assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Development and health and wellness specialist with MSU Extension; and Elizabeth Bird, project development and grants specialist in the College of Education, Health and Human Development.” (full MSU press release here)
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SEATS ARE LIMITED. $10 SUGGESTED DONATION PER PERSON AT THE EVENT. DONATIONS GO DIRECTLY TO THE FORT PECK TRIBES BUFFALO PROJECT.
IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE ONLY REGISTER IF YOU ARE SURE OF YOUR ATTENDANCE. WE WOULD LIKE A FULL THEATER FOR OUR FORT PECK TRIBES VISITOR SPEAKERS 🙂