Three films on American Indian issues to be screened, discussed April 3

Three films on American Indian issues to be screened, discussed April 3

St. Thomas' American Culture and Difference Program, College of Arts and Sciences, invites the St. Thomas community to a screening and discussion of three films about American Indian issues presented by Dr. Elise Marubbio, Department of American Indian Studies, Augsburg College.

This event, free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the auditorium, Room 126, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.

Marubbio will present on the following three films:

• "Home," by Dustinn Craig, 2005, 30 minutes

This short documentary was created for the Heard Museum's long-term exhibit "Home: Native Peoples of the Southwest." It is an all-Native production. Craig (White Mountain Apache/Navajo) grew up in Arizona, living in White River on the Fort Apache reservation and later in Window Rock on the Navajo Reservation. He is a documentary filmmaker and independent producer.

• "Manoomin," Teresa Konechne, 2005, 23 minutes

Ricers, activists, tribal elders and members of the scientific and academic community discuss the dangers that genetically modified wild rice poses to the natural environment and to Ojibwe cultural and spiritual life. Konechne is from Ponsford, Minn., and is an award-winning independent filmmaker.

• "Half of Anything," Jonathan Tomhave, 2005, 25 minutes

This documentary film asks four participants "What is a real Indian?" The four participants are: Christina Entrekin, Sherman Alexie, Deborah Bassett and John Trudell. Tomhave is the second graduate of the Native Voices Graduate Documentary Program at the University of Washington.

For more information, contact Lois Dament, (651) 962-5649.