The Continental Divide Trail Invites You To Participate In This Exceptional Event:

The Premiere Of “Connection To The Land”

a film by the Continental Divide Trail Coalition and UNM-Toas.

November 11 & 12

Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum, Haaku Rd. Acoma Pueblo, NM

The film is dedicated to hearing the voices of Our Pueblos, Tribes, Nations Elders, and their relationship to Mother Earth. To educate others on the values that are important to all of us in this world. How relations to each as a whole are important in building and holding strong partnerships in the protection of the Continental Divide Landscape. The film contains a strong message from the Indigenous people, “True Stewards of the Land ”, concerning their stolen lands and Western conservation efforts, and aims to help others better understand the values of Indigenous stewardship versus Western conservation views.

Traditional Dances Groups will perform between viewings of the film throughout the day. Appetizers and drinks will be served on the first day of the event (provided by the Torivio family).

Please take this survey after the film to help CDTC with future projects!

10am: Welcome Presentation & Land Acknowledgement, Presenters: Teresa Martinez (CDTC Exec. Director) and Cornell Torivio (CDTC NM Regional Rep)

10:30am to11pm: Opening Prayer (Everett Garcia) & Traditional Dance Performance

11:15pm: Doors open to the theater for special guests and family

11:30am: Opening Remarks & Introduction

11:45am: Film Premiere “Connection to the Land”

12pm to 4pm: Appetizers and drinks will be served

12:30pm Traditional Dances

1pm: Showing of Film “General Public”

1:30pm: Traditional Dances

2pm Showing of Film

2:30pm Traditional Dances

3pm Showing of Film

3:30pm Traditional Dances

4pm: Last showing of film for the day

10am Showing Film

10:30am: Traditional Dances

11am: Showing of Film

11:30am: Traditional Dances

12pm: Showing of Film

12:30pm Traditional Dances

12:30pm to 1:30pm: Break (LUNCH)

2pm: Showing of Film

2:30pm: Traditional Dances

3pm: Showing of Film

3:30pm: Traditional Dances

4pm Last showing of Film

Register to attend the premiere!

Film Production By UNM-TAOS “Film and Digital Media Arts” and the Continental Divide Trail Coalition
FDMA Director: Peter Walker, Editor: David Mapes
CDTC Staff: Teresa Martinez (Executive Director), Corey Torivio (NM Regional Representative)

Acoma Tribal Elders: Carl Pedro, Bonnie Leno, and Everett Garcia

Special Thanks: Acoma Pueblo, El Malpais Natl. Monument, Cibola National Forest, Sky City Casino/Hotel, UNM-TAOS Admin. Team, Wildflower Playhouse, NM Film Office, Red Camera and Canon U.S.A

Collaboration for the film was based on sharing the message of the Indigenous people and their connection to Mother Earth, so that others can hear and learn about the past, present, and future of the Continental Divide Landscape, and understand the important role it carries in providing sustainability to the Indigenous people. We are recognizing who these lands orginally belonged to and carrying the message of how over-development has impacted their lives and many others. The most gratifying part of it all was the experience of listening to the Elders talk about Mother Nature and witnessing her role in the film- breathtaking and beautiful beyond any imagination.

Cornell “Corey” Torivio

CDT New Mexico Regional Representative