Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a screening of the documentary film “Keeper of the Mound”. Louisiana’s coast is dotted with countless mounds built by indigenous people hundreds of years ago that are now threatened by coastal erosion. The mounds along Bayou Grand Caillou in Terrebonne Parish sit in an endangered marsh on property owned by land developers. In this film, the Solet family, members of the United Houma Nation, fight for access to the sacred space, attending public meetings with state officials, imploring the landowner to save the mounds, and seeking to define the meaning of home and cultural heritage amid a rapidly changing landscape.
A discussion following the film screening with Dr. Pete Gregory, Professor of Anthropology, NSU and Jeff Girard, former Regional Archaeologist for the Louisiana Division of Archaeology and adjunct instructor of Anthropology, NSU will explore themes of how water is integral to culture, how we interact with the environment around us, and how water determines where we settle.
Please call (318) 357-2492 for more information.
Free and open to the public.
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum