To be held at Center for Contemporary Arts,
Cinema Cafe and New Mexico Film Museum
Albuquerque, NM - The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) and the New Mexico Tourism Department, will take the global stage, April 18-20, 2008, launching its inaugural Global Green Indigenous Film Festival. The film festival will be held in conjunction with NTEC's 15th Environmental Conference April 15-18, 2008. The Global Green Indigenous Film Festival and the conference will be held at Hotel Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "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 a national non-profit organization based in Albuquerque, New Mexico has a 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. To reserve your tickets and learn more about the film festival visit www.ntec.org/filmfestival.htm.
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.