Upcoming Special Event: INHABITANTS Panel & Asynchronous Screening

April 29, 2022
As part of the WRRC’s Indigenous Water Dialogues, we are pleased to announce a special panel discussion of INHABITANTS: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World, as well as free screening for all event registrants. The film is a beautiful account of the role that Native communities have in shaping our broader approach to climate change adaptation as it explores the restoration of their traditional land management practices. Using both narrative and visual depictions of Native land stewardship methods in deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies, INHABITANTS relates the personal histories of five Native American Tribes and how they have continued to exercise their self-determination to address the local and global challenges posed by our changing climate.
The film will be made available to registrants one week in advance of the panel so that they may watch it on their own time prior to attending the event. Access will remain available for viewing through May 23. The virtual panel will be held via Zoom on May 16 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Arizona time. The discussion will be moderated by Rebecca Tsosie J.D., Regents Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, and will feature panelists Michael Kotutwa Johnson (Hopi Tribe), Assistant Specialist, UArizona Resiliency Center, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and Costa Boutsikaris, co-director/cinematographer of the film. The panel discussion will include time for Q&A.