Film Screening Imagining The Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting 

When:
November 19, 2022 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2022-11-19T14:00:00-05:00
2022-11-19T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
National Museum of the American Indian
4th St SW
Washington
DC 20560
Cost:
Free

Film Screening Imagining The Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting 
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. 

Washington, D.C. 

Imagining the Indian (USA, 2022, 95 Min.) is a comprehensive examination of the movement to eradicate demeaning and offensive words, images, and gestures in the world of sports. The film takes a deep dive into the issues through archival footage and interviews with those involved in the fight. The psychological research is clear: the use of Native American mascots is detrimental, not only to Native people, but to marginalized groups everywhere. Directors/Producers: Aviva Kempner, Ben West (Cheyenne)

A conversation with Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee and Native rights advocate Suzan Harjo (Cheyenne/Hodulgee Muscogee), Director of the National Museum of the American Indian; Cynthia Chavez Lamar (San Felipe Pueblo/Hopi/Tewa/Navajo); Smithsonian Under Secretary for Museums and Culture Kevin Gover (Pawnee); and National Museum of the American Indian Founding Director W. Richard West Jr. (Southern Cheyenne) will follow the screening.

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