The Doctrine of Recovery

The Doctrine of Recovery

"The Doctrine of Recovery"
When: October 10, Indigenous Peoples' Day, from 6-9pm
Where: The Merc Playhouse in Twisp

The Methow Conservancy, the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, Methow Valley Citizens Council, and Room One are partnering to present "The Doctrine of Recovery," a film about the so-called “Doctrine of Discovery” that was used by European colonizers as justification for the dispossession and decimation of the Indigenous populations of North America.

The event will open with a Native prayer, include a short trailer from the Methow Valley Citizens Council’s “Living River” film series, followed by the 75-minute “Doctrine of Recovery” and a panel discussion.

CLICK HERE for more information about “The Doctrine of Recovery.” The film, which was produced by local filmmaker Leslee Goodman, had its world premiere at the Assembly of First Nations’ annual gathering in Vancouver, BC, in July; had its Pacific Northwest premiere at the Social Justice Film Festival in Seattle on Sept. 29; and has been named an Official Selection of the Red Nation International Film Festival, taking place in Los Angeles in November.

Admission is by donation: $10 is suggested. Proceeds will benefit regional Indigenous-led nonprofit organizations.

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