Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Roundtable

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Roundtable: More Than a Single Story –by invitation - observers welcome

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Roundtable Films & Brown Bag Lunch  - Open to the Public

Caribou in the Archive (with director Jennifer Dysart). Director Jennifer Dysart (Cree).
This unique film combines images rescued from a deteriorating 1990s VHS home video of a Cree woman hunting caribou, with archival film footage from the 1940s and 1950s housed in the National Film Board of Canada archives. In this very personal film, Dysart describes the enigmatic events that led to saving an important piece of family history from being lost forever, and challenges notions of whose stories become part of the official historical record, and who gets to tell them. (Winnipeg Film Group, 2019, 8 min.).

Biidibaan (The Dawn Comes)
Director Amanda Strong (Michif/Cree/Anishinaabe). A young Anishinaabe woman collect maple sap in a traditional space now transformed into an urban area. (Spotted Fawn Productions, 2018, 20 min.).

We All Take Care of SGaan Kinghlas.
Produced by the Council of the Haida Nation Marine Planning, this documentary tells traditional stories of this culturally significant seamount and how it came to be protected by a co-management agreement between the Haida Nation and Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. (Council of the Haida Nation, 2017, 10 min.).

Other Titles to be Announced.

1:50 - 5:00 p.m.

Roundtable continues

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Films & Discussion

Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way, a documentary from filmmaker Red Haircrow (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee/African American), currently living in Berlin, explores German stereotypes of American Indians based in large part on the fictional character Winnetou, created by Karl May in 1875. Haircrow introduces us to both Indian hobbyists and indigenous people living in Germany to present a multi-faceted picture of appropriation of native identity - what he calls “loving in the wrong way.” (Red Haircrow, 2018, 70 min.).

Preceded by
Beaivvi Nieida (Daughter of the Sun)
Director Sara Margrethe Oskal (Sami).  When a Sami writer joins a writing workshop, the contemptuous attitude of one of the participants awakens painful memories. (Freedom From Fear AS, 2018, 11 min.).

Q&A with the audience will follow the films.

History Colorado, MDC Terrace Room, 4th Floor, 1200 Broadway, Denver 80203
Cosponsors: International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, History Colorado, Denver American Indian Commission

Street parking - meters are free after 6:00 p.m.
Cultural Arts Complex Garage (West side of 12th at Broadway) has hourly parking.