PeaceWorks Rochester

Voices in the Community. Developing Strategies to promote Indigenous Healing.

Description: Dear Rochester Community,

Please join the Native American Cultural Center, Visual Studies Workshop, and SURJ ROC tomorrow, Saturday May 12th for this powerful event "Voices in the Community. Developing Strategies to promote Indigenous Healing." Screenings of Four Native Documentaries & Group Discussions after Each Film

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10am - 5pm - Participants can attend some or all of the event.
Location: Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Facebook Event here

10:00 am Opening & Welcome Comments
10:25 am "More Than a Word" --
A film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins, offering a fascinating look at the movement to change the name of the Washington football team, within the broader context of Native history & racial stereotyping
11:50 am "My Own Private Lower Post" *
-- a powerful, beautiful healing story from Duane Gastant' Aucoin, a Two-Spirited Tlingit, as he seeks to understand how his mother's trials at a residential boarding school influenced his life. As she shares her story, he comes to realize how he, too, is a survivor and shares how their healing journeys can be grounded within traditional Tlingit culture
1:05 pm "The Dawes Commission" *
-- presented by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, this film describes the Dawes Act, a federal attempt to mandate individual ownership by Natives of their own individual plots of land and to force them to abandon their ancestral, communal rights to their Indigenous land base
2:10 pm "Awake -- A Dream from Standing Rock"
this film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL Native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the "water protectors"
4:30 pm Thanks & Closing

--Each film WILL START ON TIME, and people may attend any film(s) as you are able to
--There will be refreshments throughout the day, and please feel free to bring a dish to share
--This alcohol-free and drug-free event is FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
--Group discussions will be held after every film
--* Films asterisked indicate a large portion being spoken in the respective Native language

The “All Our Relations” Project at Native American Community Services (NACS) is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as well as foundations, businesses, and caring individuals, like you. Nyah-weh! Thank you!

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Location: Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm EDT
Duration: 7 hours
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:27am GMT