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FILM | 'Voices of the Community' 

The Native American Cultural Center and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) ROC will this week present a screening of four documentaries at Visual Studies Workshop. The program, "Voices of the Community — Developing Strategies to Promote Indigenous Healing" will feature "More Than a Word," a film about sports teams names and mascots that are slurs and caricatures of Indigenous people; "My Own Private Lower Post," in which Duane Gastant' Aucoin, a Two-Spirited Tlingit, tries to understand how his mother's experiences at a residential boarding school also impacted his own life; "The Dawes Commission," a film that describes the federal attempt to mandate individual land ownership by Natives and to force them to abandon their ancestral, communal rights to their Indigenous land base; and "Awake — A Dream from Standing Rock," which tells the story of the water protectors at the #NODAPL Native-led peaceful resistance at Standing Rock.

"Voices of the Community" takes place Saturday, May 12, at VSW, 31 Prince Street. Begins at 10 a.m. A discussion will follow each film. Free; donations accepted. Attendees may bring a dish to share (drug- and alcohol-free event). 442-8676; vsw.org, surjroc.org.

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