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November 22nd 1pm
4401 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
True Stories from Native Communities.
Reception and native flautist, Manny Saenz, will follow.
One of the most tragic sagas in U.S. history was the forced removal of American Indian tribes from their ancestral homelands. This film tells the story of a Cherokee family's experience as white encroachment on Cherokee lands eventually leads to their forced removal. Spoken in the Cherokee and English languages, this film captures the clashing of cultures and the devastating effects of federal policy.
A six year old Native girl, has only four days before she is taken to residential school. Each of these days she spends with her mother, her father and her Yayah (grandmother). Each of them reminds her of the beauty of her culture, who she is and most importantly to never forget.
For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec, Canada occupied a 10 square block hub in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which became known as Little Caughnawaga. The men, skilled ironworkers, came to New York in search of work and brought their wives, children and often, extended family with them.