ALBUQUERQUE-Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, who is leading the Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs and Domestic Violence, is pleased with the White House screening this evening of the documentary film, The Seventh Fire. The film sheds light on the issues of drug and gang activity on a reservation in Minnesota.
The event will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers and federal officials. The purpose of this event is to foster greater understanding of the criminal justice issues facing Indian Country and to highlight the resiliency of young Native people who work to overcome these serious challenges.
WHEN: THURSDAY, March 24, 7:45PM ET
WHERE: South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
The panel discussion will be live-streamed between 7:45PM ET and 8:30PM ET. Visit www.whitehouse.gov/live to tune in. Follow the conversation at #TheSeventhFire, #CriminalJusticeReform, #WhiteHouse, #NativeJustice
· Bill Keller, Editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project
· Jamelle Bouie, Chief Political Correspondent for Slate
· The filmmakers and subjects of The Seventh Fire
o Jack Pettibone Riccobono, Director
o Chris Eyre, Executive Producer
o Shane Slattery-Quintanilla, Producer
o Rob Brown, Main Subject
o Kevin Fineday Jr, Main Subject
· Karen Diver, Special Assistant to the President for Native Affairs in the White House Domestic Policy Council
· Troy Morley, Assistant United States Attorney and Tribal Liaison, District of South Dakota
WHITE HOUSE PANEL DISCUSSION LIVE