November is Native American Heritage Month
Join us for free movies and lessons in Indigenous American life. All events located in the Unity Center DDC lower level.
Monday, November 18
2:00 - 3:30 PM
A Good Day To Die
By recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, the Native American who co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1968 to advocate and protect the rights of American Indians, the film provides an in-depth look at the history and issues surrounding AIM's formation. From the forced assimilation of Native Americans within boarding schools, to discrimination by law enforcement authorities, to neglect by government officials responsible for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM sought redress for the many grievances that its people harbored. Banks' personal struggle culminated in major armed confrontations at Custer, South Dakota and Wounded Knee climactic flash points which saw him standing steadfast as a leader for his cause.
Wednesday, November 20
12:00 - 2:00 PM (light refreshment)
Incident at Oglala-The Leonard Peltier Story
This straightforward, illuminating documentary, directed by Michael Apted and produced by Robert Redford, shows the unscrupulous lengths government prosecutors and the FBI went to in order to get their man.
Tuesday, November 26
12 - 1 PM (lunch included)
Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor
This ten-minute short film produced and directed by Kendall Moore, looks at the brutal treatment of the Narragansett Indian Tribe during the 2003 Smoke Shop Raid in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The film, which was funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, received the Independence Award at the Media That Matters Festival in 2006.