Eric "Dirt" McComber is to be honored as a "Nation Builder" by the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management at their annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival on October 4th, followed by a Roundtable discussion with Dirt himself!
“(Denver, Colorado) The President of the IIIRM, Mervyn Tano, has announced that Mr. Eric McComber has been designated a ‘Nation Builder’ and will be honored as such at the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management's annual film festival next month. The film, DIRT MCCOMBER: LAST OF THE MOHICANS, will open the festival on Thursday, Oct 4th, at the University of Denver. Dirt McComber will also be part of a Roundtable discussion entitled: ‘Reclaiming our Spaces: Visualizing and Realizing Diversity in the Museum of the Future.’
President Tano discovered Dirt when attending the Dirt McComber film premiere in Montreal at the Montreal Indigenous Peoples Film Festival in August.
The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is a law and policy research institute. Established in Denver, Colorado in 1997, the Institute's cadre of internationally-based legal scholars and researchers work on cutting-edge projects designed to empower native peoples by examining the role the law can play in establishing and enhancing indigenous peoples' control over and management of their lands and resources. Institute teams also study ways indigenous peoples can assess and manage the impacts of science and technology on their societies and help build and strengthen native legal, technical, management, and other systems and institutions.
To learn more about the Institute and the film festival, see their web page: http://www.iiirm.org."