October 16, 2020
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Hostile Terrain 94: Looking to our Ancestors

Washburn University, Hostile Terrain 94, Tonantzin Society and the Mulvane Art Museum continue their collaboration and bring to you, The Condor & The Eagle. To understand the treacherous journey migrants make, we must delve deeper into the problems migrants face in their native lands. Global climate injustice creates uninhabitable or very hostile regions, forcing thousands to make the perilous journey to the United States. Deaths from border crossing have surpassed 4,000 since 1994. By featuring an indigenous perspective with a focus on our planet, we hope to amplify the dangers of climate change and how all exacerbate the migration/asylum crisis throughout the Americas. We seek solutions and ideas that can propel our call for human rights and environmental justice forward Our Mother Earth, and we as her children, are increasingly vulnerable.  


Casey Camp-Horinek
Film Protagonist. Hereditary Drumkeeper of the Women's Scalp Dance Society of the Ponca Nation of Oklahoma. Because of Camp-Horinek's work, the Ponca Nation is the first Tribe in the State of Oklahoma to adopt the Rights of Nature Statute and to pass a moratorium on Fracking on Tribal Lands.
Bryan Parras
Film Protagonist - Xicano Houston, TX - Healthy Communities Organizer with Sierra Club and Co-Founder of t.e.j.a.s. Parras is a longtime environmental justice advocate based in Houston, TX.
Yudith Nieto
Film Protagonist. Nieto is a Mexican-American artist, organizer, language justice worker originally based in Houston, Texas, where she advocated for the fenceline community of Manchester in collaboration with Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s)
Fernanda Preciado
Panel Moderator. Preciado is a Xicana that makes her home in and outside the United States. She is the Culturally Relevant Pedagogy intern for Tonantzin Society. Her work focuses on social justice for BIPOC through the academic, cultural, and political lens.