Join UAF’s Native Student Union for a special screening of the film, Indian Horse, as part of UAF’s Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration. The film screening event is slated for Friday, Nov. 16 at the Regents’ Great Hall on UAF campus. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. followed by a Talking Circle about the film from 8:30-10 p.m. Download the flyer at https://goo.gl/Aac8u8.
This special event also includes performances by the Troth Yeddha’ and Iñu-Yupiaq Alaska Native student dance groups and a panel discussion about the film’s themes of efficacy, empowerment and how we can persevere as a people who have experienced historical trauma. An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, Indian Horse sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of Indigenous people. The film tells the story of 8-year-old Saul Indian Horse who is torn away from Ojibway (Anishnaabe) family and committed to one of Canada’s notorious Catholic Residential Schools in the 1950s. For more about the film, visit www.indianhorse.ca. For more information about the Native Student Union, visit their Facebook page.