Here are links to documentaries, recorded presentations, articles, and interviews with Emanuel. They cover a wide range of topics, including rivers and wetlands, coastal salinization, environmental justice, Indigenous rights, energy and climate policy, and more.
Recent Newspaper and Magazine Coverage
Atlantic Coast Pipeline
“America has never cared about sacred sites” New Republic, Nick A. Martin, January 8, 2020
“Federal agencies are required to consult with tribes about pipelines. They often don’t” Grist, Naveena Sadasivam, January 2, 2020
“A (proposed) pipeline runs through it” Grist/bioGraphic, Lyndsey Gilpin, December 3, 2019
“The next Standing Rock is everywhere” New Republic, Nick A. Martin, October 7, 2019
“In North Carolina, novel legal maneuver deployed against Atlantic Coast Pipeline” Energy News Network, Elizabeth Ouzts, August 21, 2019
“Several members of Lumbee tribe, climate coalition ask DEQ to revoke Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit; EPA proposes to clamp down on states’ authority” Progressive Pulse, Lisa Sorg, August 15, 2019
“Interview with Scholar and Indigenous Rights Activist Ryan Emanuel” Duke Today / Duke Human Rights Center, Miranda Gershoni, March 5, 2019
“Robeson County activists challenge Atlantic Coast Pipeline” The Daily Tarheel, Henry Haney, October 8, 2018
Documentary Film and Television
It’s a Greens Thing (Somewhere South, PBS, 2020):At the Lumbee tribe’s annual homecoming, Vivian samples their famous collard sandwich and learns the roots of Southern hospitality. Vivian paddles the Lumbee River with Ryan, who discusses the river's significance for Indigenous peoples.
The Seeds of Ghost Forests (Science Friday, 2019): Lining the coasts of North Carolina are wooden tombstones. These naked, gray stalks are what’s left of the trees that once stood there. Collaborator Emily Bernhardt discusses on Science Friday's national radio broadcast.
Robeson Rises (Green Hero Films, 2018): As the Atlantic Coast Pipeline threatens to disrupt communities and ecosystems across North Carolina, a group of diverse activists rises up to challenge construction. Best short documentary 2018 Indigo Moon Film Festival!
Exploring North Carolina (UNC-TV, 2014): Blackwater rivers carry tea-colored water across North Carolina's Coastal Plain. Host Tom Earnhardt interviews Ryan and others about these beautiful waterways.
Academic and Technical Presentations
Duke Human Rights Center (March 2019): John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University
Vine Deloria, Jr. Indigenous Studies Symposium (May 2018): Northwest Indian College, Lummi Nation
University Consortium for Atmospheric Research, Congressional Briefing (September 2016): Washington, DC
Universities Council on Water Resources (April 2018:) Webinar Series
The State of Things, WUNC (October 2017)
Contrary To Original Plan, Atlantic Coast Pipeline May Extend Beyond North Carolina
Featured in WUNC's Producers' Picks, a selection of favorite conversations from 2017.
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity (2018)
Duke Human Rights Center (2019)