Indigenous Peoples Day

​October 9, 2017


Join Native American Programs for Indigenous Peoples Day in Bovee University Center, Rotunda where we will be exploring three different documentaries and having a small discussion between each. Come anytime between 3:30pm and 9pm to take part in the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • “Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding School”
    A Native American perspective on Indian Boarding Schools. This DVD produced by Rich-Heape Films, Inc. uncovers the dark history of U.S. Government policy which took Indian children from their homes, forced them into boarding schools and enacted a policy of educating them in the ways of western society. 1h 20m.
  • “The Canary Effect: Kill The Indian, Save the Man”
    Delving deeply into the often misunderstood and frequently over looked historic realities of the American Indian, The Canary Effect follows the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the Indigenous people of North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government and its continuing affects on present day Indian country. 1h.

    Featuring interviews with the leading scholars and experts on Indian issues including controversial author Ward Churchill, the film brings together the past and present in a way never before captured so eloquently and boldly on film.
  • "Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock"
    The film tells the dramatic story of the historic #NODAPL native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, which captured the world's attention as one of the biggest stories of 2016. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the "water protectors"-- activists opposing construction of the 3.7 billion dollar Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline is proposed to transport fracked oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields directly underneath the Missouri River on sovereign Lakota land, the only water source for the Standing Rock reservation and the drinking water source for 17 million Americans downstream. 1h 24m.