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ALCATRAZ IS NOT AN ISLAND

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Thursday, November 20th - 7:00 PM


ALCATRAZ IS NOT AN ISLAND

When a small group of Native American students and “Urban Indians” began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in November 1969, they sparked a movement joined by thousands, retaking “Indian land” for the first time since the 1880s. This historic event altered U.S. Government Indian policy and programs, and how it forever changed the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights.Discussion to follow the screening with Dr. Troy R. Johnson, author of AIM topics and Chair of American Indian Studies at California State Long Beach.

This historic event altered U.S. Government Indian policy and programs, and how it forever changed the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights.


Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series

Sponsored in Association with the Japanese American National Museum, National Center for Preservation of Democracy, the Southern California Indian Center, Inc., and Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center

Bringing the Circle Together: A Native American Film Series is a FREE monthly film series located in downtown Los Angeles at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy. No reservations are needed and all screenings are open to the public. The film series was established to provide quality documentaries and films by and about Native Americans, and bring together a central gathering place where discussion and news can be shared with the community and its supporters.

The film series is held at the National Center for Preservation of Democracy located at 111 North Central Avenue, between 1st Street and Central Avenue, in downtown Los Angeles. The NCPD can be reached via train, bus, or parking in the area (pdf for directions). Films will begin at 7pm, and it is advisable to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior for seating. Each film will include a raffle at the end of the screening, and may include guest speakers and performances when available.

For more information about the film series please visit www.myspace.com/nafilmseries or by email at nafilmseries@aol.com

 

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Documentary