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Film | Fighting Indians: Screening and Discussion with Mark Cooley, Maulian Dana, and Dwayne Tomah

Event Type
Film Screening
KAM, School of Art & Design Visitors Committee, Media & Cinema Studies Program, Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies, The Center for Advanced Study, and the Humanities Research Institute
Krannert Art Museum, Lower Level, Auditorium (KAM 62), 500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Oct 5, 2023   5:00 - 7:30 pm  
Mark Cooley, Maulian Dana (Penobsot), Dwayne Tomah (Passamaquoddy)
Krannert Art Museum
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The documentary film Fighting Indians tells 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 discussion will follow the screening, featuring the film’s director, Mark Cooley, and two prominent leaders featured in the film, Dwayne Tomah and Maulian Dana.

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