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Global Green Indigenous Film Festival in New Mexico

October 14, 2007 Contact: Stephine Poston
For Immediate Release 505/379-6172,

Inaugural International
Global Green Indigenous Film Festival
To Be Launched in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM -- The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC), a national non-profit organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will take the global stage, April 18-20, 2008, launching its inaugural international Global Green Indigenous Film Festival. The film festival will be held in conjunction with NTEC's 15th Environmental Conference April 15-18, 2008.

The international Global Green Indigenous Film Festival and the conference will be held at the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Acclaimed film producer and actor, Gary Farmer (Smoke Signals), will be a part of the film festival team. "For nearly 20 years NTEC has been working with and assisting tribes throughout the country to protect, regulate and manage their environmental resources. An international film festival of this caliber adds a new dimension that will bring innovative ideas together as a means for protecting the environment that the global community can benefit from. We extend an invitation to people around the world to come see the powerful work being done by Indigenous communities to protect mother earth," stated Jerry Pardilla, NTEC Executive Director.

Founded in 1991, NTEC has a current membership of 184 tribes working to protect and preserve tribal environments. "NTEC can lend its strong presence in Indian Country to provide a forum that gives Indigenous people a voice about environmental concerns that lead to global solutions. I believe this international film festival will let the world know that Indigenous communities around the world are doing their part to protect mother earth for generations to come," said Joe Garcia, President of the National Congress of American Indians.

Charmaine Jackson-John, film festival manager is accepting submissions for films and videos that address indigenous environmental concerns and issues from all countries. Formats accepted: DVD, VHS, Beta SP. Film entries should be mailed to: 2501 Rio Grande Boulevard, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, ATTN: Global Green Indigenous Film Festival. Deadline for entries is January 18, 2008.

One World, One Environment
NTEC's mission is to support Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in protecting, regulating and managing their environmental resources according to their own priorities and values.

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The New Mexico Tourism Department and NTEC have partnered for this film festival.

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