Thursday, July 17th, the IMA NY Chapter will
be showing a movie.
There is no charge for the movie.
You must RSVP to attend and seating is limited.
RSVP is required to attend.
Seating is limited
The Cherokee Word for Water
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Lincoln Center Campus (113
W. 60th Street)
Leon Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge
at 6 pm (refreshments and networking from 6-7)Movie
starts at 7PM (90 minutes)
Refreshments after the movie from 8:30 to 9:00
Movie will kick-off the new CMA Prep Course at Fordham
School of Professional and Continuing Studies
CMA Prep Course
Classes begin July 19, 2014
There's still time to register online at:
Cherokee Word for Water
The Cherokee Word For Water is a
feature-length motion picture inspired by the true story
of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success
of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to
their families by using the traditional concept of “gadugi
“– working together to solve a problem.
Based on the true story of the Bell
Waterline Project, the movie is about a community coming
together to improve its life condition. Led by Wilma
Mankiller, who went on to become the first woman chief
of the Cherokee Nation, and fullblood Cherokee organizer
Charlie Soap, they join forces and build nearly twenty
miles of waterline using a community of volunteers. In
the process, they inspire the community to trust each
other, and reawaken universal indigenous values of
reciprocity and interconnectedness. The successful
completion of the waterline sparked a movement of
similar self-help projects across the Cherokee nation
and in Indian country that continues to this day.
Thomas A. Richards, CMA, CFM, CFE
Best regards. Tom
President, IMA NY Chapter