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Flagstaff, AZ

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 Northern Arizona University
Native American Cultural Center, Flagstaff, AZ

A powerful new documentary series introduces you to daring and visionary youth from across America that are sharing their stories about how climate change personally affects them in hopes we will commit to smart solutions, local youth, Jaime Lynn Butler, shares her 5 minute video.

Flagstaff, AZ – The moving new documentary TRUST Arizona will screen at NAU, NACC on 2/8/2012. This event is the film’s segment premiere, only 5 minutes long with another 5 minute video on youth in Alaska, Nelson Kanuk.

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery is a 10-part film series about a perfect trifecta. The Public Trust Doctrine is a legal doctrine enshrined in the laws of every civilized government and holds governments accountable to protect the resources we share in common and depend on for our very survival such as air, water, forests and wildlife. The Public Trust Doctrine embodies the human rights principle of intergenerational justice which, simply put, means that current generations cannot continue on their current, destructive path and leave the planet damaged for future generations. Combine the Public Trust Doctrine with the principles of intergenerational justice and passionate youth, who are fighting for their future in the courts and on the streets, and we have the perfect trifecta. Why? Because youth across the country are bringing legal actions – based on trust – against the federal and state governments, so we will open our eyes and protect our atmosphere and our futures with smart strategies rooted in science.

In Part 4 of the series, TRUST Arizona, meet Jaime Lynn Butler, an 11-year old whose world is literally drying up around her as drought is the new normal in America’s southwest. In this short documentary, Jaime shows us how the lack of water affects her personally.

This screening is sponsored by: the family of Jaime Lynn Butler, the Sierra Club, NAU Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and hosted by NAU- Native American Cultural Center.

PARKING:                     Parking is available behind (west of) Cline library for this event.

SPEAKERS:                 Jaime Lynn Butler (youth), Jamescita Peshlakai (mother), Andy Bessler (Sierra Club), Susan    Wotkyns (NAU-ITEP), Mansel Nelson (NAU-ITEP)

DETAILS:                     Free and open to the public.  Environmental and Educational

For more information about TRUST Arizona, the TRUST Series or the iMatter TRUST Campaign visit:, or

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