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National Parks Store: Documentary Screening—Our Spirits Don’t Speak English

Presented by Rich-Meade Films

Take 80 minutes out of your day to remember a time of our history that may otherwise be too easy to forget.

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HOBO_film_2PM_lgIt is too easy to forget. For many, the oppression suffered by the myriad cultures of the American Indians is a distant speck on our nation’s historical horizon, but for the descendants of those ancient cultures, and for those who cherish the stories of our land, the memory of the past must be protected.

The documentary, Our Spirits Don’t Speak English: Indian Boarding Schoolexplores the US government’s forceful education of American Indian children in the ways of western society. This institutionalized attempt to dilute the ancient cultures impacted over 100,000 American Indians. In honor of “Proud to be Indigenous Week,” WNPA invites you to view this story.

Told from the indigenous perspective, the film’s accuracy and authenticity will draw you in and remind us of the triumph of the cultures that enrich our nation, past and present. Take 80 minutes out of your day to remember a time of our history that may otherwise be too easy to forget.

Showings at 12 noon and 2 PM.

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Event Tags: American Indian, documentary, film, free, history, Native American, NPS, presentation, the West

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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