Diversity Film Series celebrates Native American Heritage Nov. 14

November 5 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The second film in Indiana State University’s Diversity Film Series, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” will be shown Nov. 14 in the events area of the Cunningham Memorial Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Native American heritage month.

The film, inspired by Dee Brown’s 1971 bestseller, explores the impact America’s westward expansion had on the American Indian culture. The Emmy-winning HBO film focuses on the events leading up to the massacre of the Sioux Indians.

Following the film, a discussion about the Native American culture will be led by Jane Creedon, curator of the Native American Museum at Dobbs Park and a descendent of several Native American tribes in the area.

Other dates in the film series are Jan. 5, 2008, spotlighting the Asian culture; Feb. 7, celebrating African-American heritage; Feb. 26, previewing disability awareness month and April 8, raising awareness of human rights.

The series, sponsored by the President’s Commission for the Enhancement of Diversity Resources, is free and open to the public. For more information on the film series or the Commission, please contact LaNeeca Williams, interim director of Diversity and Affirmative Action, at (812) 237-2877.

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Contact: LaNeeca Williams, interim director of Diversity and Affirmative Action, (812) 237-2877

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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The second film in Indiana State University's Diversity Film Series, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," will be shown Nov. 14 in the events area of the Cunningham Memorial Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate Native American heritage month.

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