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Fighting Indians documentary film screening & talk back

Event Type
Film Screening
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion; School of Art and Design
Krannert Art Museum, Lower Level, Auditorium (KAM 62), 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Oct 5, 2023   5:00 - 7:30 pm  
Krannert Art Museum

The documentary film Fighting Indians tells the story of the successful effort to eliminate the use of Native-themed mascots and names in the public school system of Skowhegan, ME, the last district in the state to use such mascots or names.  For Tribal Nations there, this marked an end to a decades-long struggle to educate the public on the harms of “Indian” mascots and end their use. A talk-back will follow the screening, featuring Mark Cooley (the film's director), Dwayne Tomah (Passamaquoddy Language Keeper and teacher), and Maulian Dana (Tribal Ambassador for the Penobscot Language).

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