The Fight for Water & Treaty Rights in the Great Lakes

Director’s Notes

Thoughts on the film and the issues from Trust’s director, Shana Burns.


Winter 2014 Update

Happy New Year from the Trust team. Here’s a quick update on our progress. We had some wonderful opportunities for filming this summer and fall and we’re working on getting back to the upper Great Lakes this winter. As you know, the mining industry continues to push forward in the region and we’re dedicated to following this important story and getting accurate

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More Video Artists = More Information

We’re adding a new feature to the Trust website. Our Watch Video page will now include videos by allied artists. Our goal for Trust is to spread information related to hard-rock mining, treaty rights and the protection of the Great Lakes across cultures, across the region and across the country. This new collection of videos by filmmakers from the region

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The Working Title

The title Trust is what’s called a working title. So someday we may change it. The title originally came from two concepts that we really wanted to explore in this film. The first is the Trust Responsibility that is inherent in the nearly 400 treaties signed between indigenous nations and the United States government. It includes a federal obligation to

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