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Thursday, February 28th
UW Ethnic Cultural Center and Theatre

Reception: 5:30-6:30 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center, Film screenings: 7:00 at the Ethnic Cultural Center Theatre, Doors open at 6:30 pm

(The AIS Celebration and the 6th Annual Native Voices Film Festival has come and gone. We want thank those of you who came out in support. Keep your eyes posted on this site as we have many more exciting events looming on the horizon - The AIS and Native Voices Faculty and Staff.)

An Evening of Native Voices World Premieres

THE COMEDY OF ELAINE MILES (Cayuse/Nez Perce)

Join us with actress Elaine Miles, best known for her role as Marilyn Whirlwind on the Emmy award-winning show, Northern Exposure. Her films include Skins (2001), The Business of Fancydancing (2001), and Smoke Signals (1998).

FRYBREAD BABES (2008, 30:00) by Steffany Suttle (Lummi)

This powerful and intimate new film explores Native women, body image, and identity. What is the impact of not seeing images that look like your mother and aunties? In the 21st century American mass media, where are Native American and First Nations women?

- Q&A with the filmmaker to follow screening

IN LAMAN'S TERMS: LOOKING AT LAMANITE IDENTITY (2008, 50:00) by Angelo Baca (Dine'/Hopi)

From an Indigenous perspective, this film asks, "What is a Lamanite?" This provocative documentary explores the impact the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Book of Mormon has on Native peoples and communities.

- Panel discussion to follow screening
 

Friday, February 29th
UW Ethnic Cultural Center and Theatre

Reception: 5:30-6:30 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center, Film screenings: 7:00 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Doors open at 6:30 pm

A Celebration of American Indian Studies at UW

HISTORY LESSONS (2008, 14:00) by Clark Miller

This powerful documentary explores how Native peoples are excluded from United States history, and how media and popular culture create the "Indian of the White Imagination."

TRAVELS ACROSS THE MEDICINE LINE (2007, 24:00) by Lyana Patrick (Stelat'em First Nation)

A historical and contemporary look at the impact of the Canada/US border on Indigenous nations, for whom the border has severed ancient ties to families, ceremonies, and homelands.

- Q&A with the filmmakers to follow screenings.

RECLAIMING OUR CHILDREN: A STORY OF THE INDIAN CHILD WELEFARE ACT (2007, 28:00) by Marcella Ernest (Bad River Ojibwe)

The wholesale separation of Indian children from their families is a destructive and tragic aspect of American Indian life today. This documentary examines the impact of ICWA (The Indian Child Welfare Act), the laws, policies, and attitudes that work against Native Families.

Panel discussion including participants from the UW Institute for International Indigenous Health and Child Welfare Research at the School of Social Work and the National Indian Child Welfare Association.
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Saturday, March 1st
UW Ethnic Cultural Center and Theatre

Reception: 4:30 pm, Ethnic Cultural Center, Film screenings: 6:00 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre, Doors open at 5:30 pm

The Selected Works of PHIL LUCAS (1942-2007)

Join us as we celebrate on of the world's most important Indigenous filmmakers. Phil was a pioneering voice in media, one of the first Native Americans to take control of the camera in an industry where Native voices are rarely heard.

A RETURN TO WELLNESS (2007, 13:00)

Profiles the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (IRWI) at the University of Washington, whose vision is to support the inherent rights of Indigenous peoples to achieve full and complete health and wellness.

HEALING THE HURTS (1989, 59:00)

In 1989, adult survivors of Indian Residential Schools gathered at Alkali Lake to attend a four-day intensive workshop on healing the hurt and shame of the boarding school experience, resulting in the creation of this powerful film.

- With special guest Phil Lane (Yankton Sioux/Chickasaw)

VOYAGE OF REDISCOVERY (1990, 47:00)

The powerful story of Frank Brown, a young man headed to jail when his aunt intervened and ask the judge to sentence him to the traditional punishment of banishment. He spent his time on an island, and the experience changed his life.

- With special guest Frank Brown (Heilsuk Nation)

THE HONOR OF ALL (1987, 50:00)

This groundbreaking work is the true story of the Alkali Lake Band of Indians in British Columbia and their successful struggle to conquer alcoholism in their remote community.

- With special guests: Andy & Phyllis Chelsea, and Fred & Irene Johnston (Shuswap Nation)
 

Sunday, March 2nd
Daybreak Star Cultural Center

A Special Memorial Service Honoring the Life and Works of Phil Lucas

Memorial Service at 1:30 - 4:00 pm at Daybreak Star Cultural Center, Discovery Park, Seattle

Join us as we gather to remember and honor Phil Lucas, the Choctaw filmmaker and Pacific Northwest Native activist, whose life, works, and contributions meant so much to Native people in the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and Canada.

A Choctaw Native American, Phil was a pioneering filmmaker - one of the first Native Americans to take control of the camera in an industry where Native voices are rarely heard. In 1980 Phil produced the breakthrough PBS series Images of Indians, which challenged Hollywood stereotypes of Indians. Phil went on to create dozens more groundbreaking programs on issues affecting Indigenous peoples. Phil won numerous awards for his productions, including an Emmy for his work on Turner Broadcasting System's highly acclaimed Native Americans. His 1986 television production, Honor of All, the true story of how the Alkali Lake band of Indians in British Columbia conquered alcoholism in their remote community, won the prestigious international Public Television INPUT award and inspired Native recovery movements around the world.

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A Celebration of American Indian Studies at UW

Friday, February 29th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Ethnic Cultural Center

In 2007, American Indian Studies was established as a new major at The University of Washington. Join us as we celebrate the advancements in Indigenous research and education affecting Native American and First Nations students, faculty, and communities