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This is a two-part program. Watch the film on demand May 9-12 on Vimeo, then join us for the live Zoom discussion on May 11. The link to the film will be posted on May 9.

“Amá (Mother)” from director Lorna Tucker, tells the little-known story of abuses perpetrated against American Indian women by the United States government during the 1960s and 70s. This documentary presents an overview of federal Indian policy, eventually leading up to the dark chapter of forced sterilization of American Indian women. The film raises a range of issues, from informed consent to the interpretation of federal policies as license to exert control over American Indian individuals and Tribes to tribal and individual sovereignty. A Raindog Films Production in association with Bedlam Productions, Distributed by Bullfrog Films, 2018, 74 min. Mature content.

Please join us for a live Zoom discussion with Charon Asetoyer (Comanche), CEO, The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center, and Danielle SeeWalker (Hunkpapa Lakota) Co-chair, Denver American Indian Commission, moderated by Mervyn Tano, President, IIIRM.

Presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.

Free, but registration is required to get the Vimeo and Zoom links

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Indigenous Film: Ama (Mother)


May 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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