2012-2013

Upcoming Events: Fall 2012

November 2, 2012:

Place: Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

All events are free to the public.

4-5:30 Past, Present, Future: Presentation on Dakota History and Vision

Speakers include: Dale Weston (Dakota) and Jim Rock (Dakota). Hosted by Augsburg Indigenous Student Association President, Rikki Dalton

5:30-7:00 Reception hosted by American Indian Student Services in the Music Hall atrium next to Sateren Auditorium.

7:00-9:30 Screening of Dakota 38 (Smooth Feather Productions, 2012)

Screening and discussion with co-filmmaker and producer Sarah Weston, moderated by Dale Weston.

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Dakota 38 is a documentary about Jim Miller’s experience in 2005. “A Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, [Jim] found himself in a dream riding on horseback across the great plains of South Dakota. Just before he awoke, he arrived at a riverbank in Minnesota and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. “When you have dreams, you know when they come from the creator… As any recovered alcoholic, I made believe that I didn’t get it. I tried to put it out of my mind, yet it’s one of those dreams that bothers you night and day.”

Now, four years later, embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. “We can’t blame the wasichus anymore. We’re doing it to ourselves. We’re selling drugs. We’re killing our own people. That’s what this ride is about, is healing.” This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away.” (http://smoothfeather.org/dakota38/#!prettyPhoto/0/)

 

Thank you to our sponsors: the American Indian Studies Department, the Augsburg Native American Film Series, American Indian Student Services Program, Augsburg Indigenous Student Association, the Department of History, and the Department of Religion

For parking and directions visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/inauguration/parking.html You may also contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu for parking permits. Permits are limited in number

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

 

Upcoming Events: April 17, 2013

Place: Sateren Auditorium, Music Hall, 715 22nd Ave South

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm

All events are free to the public.

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Thank you to our sponsors: the American Indian Studies Department and the Augsburg Native American Film Series.

For parking and directions visit: http://www.augsburg.edu/inauguration/parking.html You may also contact M. Elise Marubbio at marubbio@augsburg.edu for parking permits. Permits are limited in number.

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