Activist to Present Film at Volcano Art Center

June 21, 2016, 3:43 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:33 PM
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Miho Ida. Courtesy photo.

Miho Ida. Courtesy photo.

Activist, filmmaker and educator Miho Aida will present the screening of Gwich’in Women Speak at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m.

Aida is an outdoor adventurer committed to broadening access to nature and the ecological world as a woman of color.

Aida is touring the islands to screen her award-winning film and sign copies of the book, We Are the Arctic.

The Sacred Place Where Life Begins: Gwich’in Women Speak is a short, 20-minute film that explores the relationship between Gwich’in women, an Alaska Native people living in what is now known as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the Porcupine Caribou Herd—the basis for their subsistence lifestyle and culture.

We are arcticWe Are the Arctic showcases the vast beauty of this remarkable, untouched wilderness through beautiful images from 10 of the world’s best conservation photographers and a fascinating array of diverse voices.


Aida is one of the 25 essay contributors in the book.


At her film screenings, she will offer books on a sliding-scale basis for a donation of $5 to 20.

Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Aida entered academia with a lifelong fascination with nature.

After earning a master’s degree studying the effect of climate change on alpine plants at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, she attended the graduate program at Teton Science School to become an environmental educator.


Microsoft Word - June27Miho.docxSince then, she has dedicated herself to educating young people at the NatureBridge, a nonprofit environmental education partner of the National Park Service, and creating a more environmentally just society.

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts.

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