American Indian Film Festival
Thursday, November 7, 2013 7 PM
Community Event, Culture, Movie Event
Contact: Margaret Scott 701.777.9871
Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
2901 University Ave.
Grand Forks, ND 58202
THE 8TH ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
All films start at 7:00pm in the Lecture Bowl, of UND Memorial Union (2901 University Avenue) Grand Forks, ND
Free admission to all
Mon. Nov 4- “Bury My Heart at Tonawanda”
A historical film, Bury My Heart with Tonawanda tells the story of boy with Downs Syndrome who is rejected by his own family but accepted by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. The film teaches us about Seneca culture, beliefs and myths and challenges our historical stereotypes about Native Americans
Thurs. Nov 7- “First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language”
A language is lost every fourteen days. One of those endangered tongues is Minnesota’s own Ojibwe language. Now a new generation of Ojibwe scholars and educators are racing against time to save the language.
Tues. Nov 12- “America Reframed: The Medicine Game” and “Up Heartbreak Hill” (double feature)
The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University.
Up Heartbreak Hill is a documentary chronicling the lives of Thomas, Tamara and Gabby - three teenagers on the Navajo Nation - as they traverse their senior year and struggle to define themselves as both Native American and modern American.
Thurs. Nov 14- “Tiger Eyes”
A 17 year-old girl sets out on journey from heartbreak and confusion to transformation as she discovers love and life after tragedy.
Mon. Nov 18- “Standing Bear's Footsteps”
Standing Bear's Footsteps is the story of an Indian chief who went to court to prove he was a person—and in the process redefined what it means to be an American.
Wed. Nov 20- “Path of Souls”
A grieving widow embarks on a spiritual journey across Native North America to complete her dead husband's thesis. Along the way, she encounters traditional elders who tell her about quantum mechanics, dark matter, wormholes and parallel universes.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).
Other Events on This Day
- Soccer at Big Sky Conference Tournament (All Day)
- Cans For Fines (The Nancy Gardner Memorial Food Drive) (All Day)
- Wake Up & Cycle (6:30 AM)
- (editor's pick)Nontraditional Student Recognition Week (8 AM)
- Toddler Storytime (10 AM)
- Coffee, Cookies & Conversation (10 AM)
- French Club Food and Toiletries Drive (10 AM)
- UND Art Collections Exhibition (12 PM)
- Training Zone (12 PM)
- OmniUpdate Training – Advanced (1:30 PM)
- Research North Dakota Open Forum (1:30 PM)
- Marilyn Martin Retirement Reception (2:30 PM)
- ZUMBA (4 PM)
- University Senate Meeting (4:05 PM)
- GFPL Basic Computer Class: Intro to Comptures (6 PM)
- Cardio Sculpt (6:15 PM)
- Classic Rock Cycle (6:15 PM)
- (editor's pick)Olafson Ethics Symposium (7 PM)
- enCORE (7:15 PM)
- Yoga Strength (8 PM)
- Night Ride (8 PM)