The Northern California Indian Development Council’s (NCIDC) Da’luk Youth Program, is presenting their first annual Native American film showcase.
Da’luk Youth Program coordinator, Vincent Feliz, is looking forward to the outcome tomorrow, as it will touch on what local tribal youth and elders are doing to help spread awareness; as well as finding ways to tackle various issues affecting land and culture.
“I would encourage folks to come check it out because they’re going to see just the role of health and wellness in the tribes and tribal communities,” Feliz said. “Youth and elders are talking about how to help protect things such as protecting our rivers, the idea of cultural identity, holding on to traditional culture and arts, which is very much important.”
The Native American Film Showcase will also mention alcohol and drug abuse/use, as local tribes and others around the country are seeing leading rates in alcoholism mortality and suicide.
The showcase will feature several short films that highlight multiple tribes within the Humboldt region.
“From Tallulah to Wiyot, we have Yurok, Karuk, Hoopa,” Feliz said. “Folks may or may not know that we do represent several sovereign tribal nations that are here.”
The event will take place at the Eureka Theater on “F St” from 2-6 p.m. Doors to the theater will open at 1pm for additional highlights to programs and resources to reach out to in local tribal communities.
“We’re just excited to have really highlighted our tribal communities and the proactive work we’re doing with these events,” Feliz said.
For more information about this event and other events coming soon, you can check out their website at ncidc.org.