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PCC celebrates Native American Month

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In celebration of Native American Awareness MonthStudent Government at SylvaniaPresents a series of films by Native Americans or about Native America. Free Refreshments will be provided at all showings. We encourage you to bring your class, especially if your course subject is about Native American culture and history. Smoke SignalsDirected by Chris EyreTODAY, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.Spruce RoomCreated and performed almost exclusively by Native Americans, Smoke Signals central theme of forgiveness is an important message to viewers everywhere. SKINSDirected by Chris EyreFriday, April 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.Spruce Room Premiering with a splash at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, Skins chronicles the hardships of life on the Ogala Sioux Indian reservation at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre in South Dakota–no film prior to Skins had been shot there due to a lack of housing and the remoteness of the location.Black Indians: An American StoryDirected by Chip RitchieMonday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Spruce RoomThe relationship between Native Americans and African American has long been overlooked. This documentary takes a look at how the histories of the two groups have intertwined and met, and the challenges facing them today. Featuring historical anecdotes and unique family memories.Informational Display on Native American History. Music by Joanne Shenandoah & Howard LyonsTuesday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Upper CC Mall, Sylvania.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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