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News Archives - 2005

February 21, 2005

Native American Indian Film Series


The Augsburg Native American Film Series in collaboration with Independent Indigenous Film Minneapolis invite you to participate in the 2005 Native American Film Series, to be held on the Augsburg College campus.

The events, to be held Feb. - April, will include a film followed by discussion.

For more information about this year's Film Series, please visit: www.augsburg.edu/ais/filmseries

Date: Wed., Feb. 23
Location: Science 123
Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Movie: River People: Behind the Case of David Sohappy, presented by Joe Underhill-Cady, River Rat and Professor of Political Science

This is the story of David Sohappy, a native American spiritual leader who was sentenced to a five-year prison term for selling 317 salmon out of season. For twenty years Sohappy has fished in open defiance of state and federal fishing laws. He claims he has an ancestral right to fish along Oregon’s Columbia River. As a result, he has become a symbol of resistance for indigenous people of the Northwest United States and beyond.

Sponsored by: Augsburg College Native American Film Series, Independent Indigenous Film Minneapolis, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Dean’s Office, Center for Teaching and Learning-Project Development Grant, American Indian Studies, Augsburg Historical Society, Film Program, English Department, Deb Redmond, Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies.