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Day of Native American Film 2011: Empiricism and Understanding

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
March 29, 2011

The Native American Student Association of Texas State University-San Marcos will host a Day of Native American Film 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. April 4 from 10-5:30pm in the LBJ Student Center ballroom on campus.

Throughout the day, two documentaries, two independent feature films and one independent short film will be shown. Topics will include issues of religious freedom, indifference and desecration of sacred Native American sites, struggle for families to find and maintain sustainable economies, issues of sovereignty, traditional beliefs and social realism regarding the struggles of reservation life. Short discussions about content will take place after each film.

The intent is to provide an opportunity to empathize with Native Americans about spiritual, social and political concerns relevant to Native Peoples.

This event is free and open to the public. Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided for morning movie-goers. Snacks, coffee, water, and soft drinks will be provided to attendees all day. A Native American vendor will also be selling wares just inside the ballroom.

For additional information or special accommodations, please contact Roxana Tuff rt15@txstate.edu or the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at (512) 245-2278.