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12/10/2014

Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience


A documentary by Audrey Geyer

Audrey Geyer has been an independent video producer/director for over 15 years, and many of her programs have aired locally and nationally on PBS.


Audrey Geyer and Levi Rickert, Editor Native News Online, will facilitate a discussion following the documentary.

This exciting and compelling one hour documentary invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the Midwest.  Their experiences will deeply touch both Natives and non-Natives and help build bridges of understanding, respect, and communication.

 

The tragic history of Native Americans is considered by many to be our “American Holocaust". Interviewees explain how this past trauma continues to negatively impact their emotional and physical health today and contribute to urgent social problems.

 

To help heal this historical trauma, Native peoples are reclaiming their spiritual and cultural identity.  In the documentary, an Ojibwa Firekeeper demonstrates the ancient healing ceremony of the Sacred Fire.  Also, a Native American businessman, journalist, artist and youth advocate share how they use ancestral teachings to foster diversity and creativity as well as to educate and initiate social change.

 

The stories shared in this documentary are powerful, startling, despairing and inspiring.


Viewers will find this documentary very engaging and enlightening.


Where: Dominican Center at Marywood

               2025 Fulton ST E, Grand Rapids, MI   49503

               (parking off Lakeside)

Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Cost: $20.00 (includes lunch)


 To register click on 'Order Now' button or go to prfc-gr.org and click on 'register now' button

 or send a check to PRFC, 250 Commerce AVE SW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

 

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 Our mission is working to provide a racism-free environmentthrough action oriented personal commitments, organizational efforts, and educational opportunities.


( The PRFC website shows the incorrect time.The correct time is 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.)

When:

12/10/2014 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Where:

Dominican Center at Marywood
2025 Fulton St E
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

Cost:

$20.00