Standing on Sacred Ground: Islands of Sanctuary

Standing on Sacred Ground: Islands of Sanctuary

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Pictured: George Gillette forced to sign off on Garrison Dam project.

Credit: National Archives

Native Hawaiians and Aboriginal Australians resist threats to their sacred places in a growing international movement to defend human rights and protect the environment.

In Australia's Northern Territory, Aboriginal clans maintain Indigenous Protected Areas and resist the destructive effects of a mining boom. In Hawai'i, indigenous ecological and spiritual practices are used to restore the sacred island of Kaho'olawe after 50 years of military use as a bombing range. Standing on Sacred Ground: Islands of Sanctuary airs Tuesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. on WXXI-World.

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