BMIC to Host Screening of Bad River Documentary at LSSU

BAY MILLS — Bay Mills Indian Community will host a screening of the documentary Bad River: A Story of Defiance on Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m. The movie will take place at Lake Superior State University’s Arts Center in Sault Ste. Marie. This event is free and open to the public.

The documentary details the fight the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has faced  to shut down the Line 5, an oil pipeline that traverses their ancestral land.

“Bay Mills Indian Community is proud to support the Bad River Band. As a sovereign government with responsibility for managing and protecting the Great Lakes, BMIC has long opposed Line 5 in the Great Lakes,” said BMIC President Whitney Gravelle.

The film, narrated by Edward Norton, is being offered to local residents on the same day it opens nationwide. Screenings are being offered in select major cities, including New York City and Detroit.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in history or Native culture to attend. The film touches on many topics, not just Line 5,” added Gravelle.

For more information about the film, or to view the trailer, visit

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