Yale University, though lately on the radar for its issues over race, is screening a bevy of Native films, made by and about American Indians and other Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island this week.
"Through Indian Eyes: 20 Native Films in Six Days” began on November 30 and runs through December 5. This means it’s not too late to catch documentaries such as Tikinagan, a 1991 look at the Cree community's child welfare system, on Tuesday December 2, or This May Be the Last Time, about the disappearance of the filmmaker’s grandfather, on December 3.
Also offered will be feature films such as Smoke Signals , the 1998 film starring Adam Beach, Salteaux, and the award-winning Rhymes for Young Ghouls , which starred Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs, plus the also widely acclaimed Drunktown's Finest.
The films are playing at various locations around the campus in New Haven, Connecticut, and admission is free. A full schedule is available at the Hartford Courant, with that and more information at the Yale Group for the Study of Native America.
Tony Abeyta, Crystal Worl, Vice President Joe Biden, Courtney Leonard, Jeff Kahm and Dan Namingha at the Bidens’ house during the reception on October 27, 2015.