Native American Film Series

Native Women in Film

Welcome to the Augsburg College Native American Film Series 2015-2016 Season.  This year we are focusing and honoring Native women in film with three primary events.  In addition there are two screenings that are related to Native issues: The Batalden Series in Applied Ethics screening of a portion of Donald Warne’s Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?   and March Point (screening at St. Thomas)

Below you will find the schedule for the year.  Each event has a link to the primary page for that event.  Each evening will include a primary guest filmmaker curating a collection of films.  As our events are solidified, we will update and add more information and primary pages for each.  Please note that all films are free to the public.

October 21, 2015 FIRST LIGHT: SISTERS OF SUNRISE
The world is on the  horizon of a new and powerful wave of innovative film, animation and new media producers, directors and revolutionaries who are shifting the way filmmaking is seen and produced.  Join us for a special evening of films that explore the power women filmmakers have as keepers of our genesis and creators of legacy and legend. Our evening of short films is hosted by Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) and includes selected work of other Indigenous women filmmakers and animators.

February 15, 2016 UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK?
The Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics is hosting Dr. Donald Warne on February 16.  In partnership with the Seminar, the Augsburg Native American Film Series will host a special screening with Dr. Warne of the special PBS film Unnaturatl Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?  on February 15Join Donald Warne, (Oglala Lakota), MD, MPH Senior Policy Advisor to the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board in a discussion and screening of Bad Sugar a section of the PBS series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? that focuses on Native American communities.

March 9, 2016 MAZINAATESEG: ANISHINAABE FILMS AND THEIR MAKERS
According to the Ojibwe People’s Dictionary, Mazinaateseg means “it is a movie” in Ojibwe.  Join us for a night of Anishinaabe short films and animation pieces.  Our evening is hosted by Elizabeth Day and Heid E. Erdrich and includes selected work from their own repertoire and that of Elizabeth LaPensêe and Jonathan Thunder.

April 6, 2016  Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ Presents (more information to follow)

April 21, 2016  MARCH POINT
Filmmakers Tracy Rector and Annie Silverstein bring together filmmaking and alternative education through their collaboration with the three young Native Americans. The film assignment sends the boys down a path of historical investigation.  MARCH POINT follows the boys’ journey on their path from childhood to adulthood as they come to understand themselves, their tribe and the environmental threat to their people.

For parking permits contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu. Permits are limited in number. For parking directions visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/about/map/. You will be parking in Lot L off of 35th between Riverside and Butler Pl. You will need a parking permit.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Augsburg Native American Film Series or this project, please send your checks to

Augsburg Native American Film Series
Augsburg College, CB 115
2011 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454