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  • Page 15 - DFraher Headshot
    Colloquia Lecture Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    Filming Survivance: A Conversation with Diane Fraher

    Speaker: Diane Fraher (Osage/Cherokee), filmmaker and founder and director of American Indian Artists Inc. (AMERINDA) This program will include a screening of clips from two films by acclaimed Osage/Cherokee filmmaker Diane Fraher, The Reawakening (2014) and The Heart Stays. Fraher will discuss her own work, depictions of Native American people in film and the work of indigenous people within the American film industry. The Reawakening, which follows a successful attorney as he returns to his reservation to help his people,…

  • Page 20 - True Whispers
    Cinema Series Colloquia Kupferberg Holocaust Center

    True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers

    Followed by Q&A with Producer, Yvonne Russo Introduced by KHC Fellow, Barbara Kelly True Whispers is a documentary on the lives of a group of Navajo or Dinépeople who were recruited by the U.S. Navy from residential boarding schools to fight against the Japanese in the Pacific theater of WWII. These men and women who became known as the “Code Talkers” spoke both English and their Native language, DinéBahane’, which together formed an incorruptible code used to convey messages during combat. Interviews address…

  • Page 16 - Standing Rock
    Bernstein Lecture Series Colloquia Lecture

    Standing with Standing Rock: Allyship and the Environment

    Speakers: Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College & Rachel Waters, graduate student at the New School’s Milano School of International Affairs The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known as #NODAPL or the Standing Rock protests, began after Energy Transfer Partners gained approval to build a pipeline that passes beneath near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Its construction results in devastating environmental impact and threatens the region’s waters as well as ancient…

  • Page 17 - Spiderwoman Theatre
    Colloquia Lecture

    Performing Survivance: Native American Theatre in New York City

    Speakers/Performers: Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel, Founders of Spiderwoman Theatre Founded in 1976 in New York City, Spiderwoman Theatre is the oldest indigenous people’s theatre company in the United States. Muriel Miguel and Gloria Miguel as well as their sister Lisa Mayo, are from the Kuna and Rappahannock nations and have formed the core of Spiderwoman Theatre since the beginning.  Spiderwoman questions gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and sexual and economic oppression and address issues of sexism, racism, classism, and the…

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