Rain, Filmmaker; Global Indigenous Council

Sat (8/14/21) 4-4:30 pm PDT
‏‏“”FAMILY” film screening + Q&A with the Director”

Screening of FAMILY – A new short film asking Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to relist the wolf under the Endangered Species Act, followed by a Q&A with the Director, Rain.

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Rain currently serves as Executive Director, Global Indigenous Council, leading the policy positions and implementing the manifesto of one of the most effective current indigenous rights organizations.

Rain is an acclaimed documentary film director. Two of his films have drawn national and international attention to the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls crisis. Say Her Name is described as “one of the most impactful Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls documentaries ever made.” Somebody’s Daughter was reviewed as being among “the most important documentaries made on Indian Country in the twenty-first century.” President Joe Biden appears in Somebody’s Daughter. Rain served on President Biden’s Indigenous Policy Committee. He has drafted several pieces of federal and state legislation, most recently the MMIW Executive Order enacted by Governor John Bel Edwards in Louisiana. In February 2020, he was honored by the New Mexico State Legislature for his work on the MMIWG crisis. Rain’s new book, Psycho/Pathogen, is a diary of the COVID-19 pandemic with searing cultural and historic commentary.

Rain is also a Senior Advisor, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council, serving every tribal nation in Montana and Wyoming with member tribes in Idaho and the Province of Alberta, and is the UN Ambassador, International Romani Union.

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