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Director Jeffrey Palmer will discuss his documentary N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear live in this unique opportunity for audience Q & A. Please RSVP by noon on May 1 to receive a link to the live Zoom broadcast. Links will be emailed by 5 p.m. on May 1. RSVP HERE

Before the event view the film N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear via PBS is available to anyone to view the film for free through May 2 via PBS. Words from a Bear is a celebration of Momaday’s life, his writing, and the art of storytelling itself.

In 1969, N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel House Made of Dawn, marking one of the first major acknowledgments of Native American literature and the vibrant contemporary culture it described. Fifty years later, Momaday’s transportive words come to life in this cinematic biography. Palmer’s expressive animations intersect with stunning footage of the Great Plains as Momaday draws upon his Kiowa ancestry and identity to pose universal questions about how we connect to our origins, each other, and the earth. In a series of intimate interviews, Momaday expounds on his life and its many challenges, while insights from friends reveal the impact of his literary contributions.

This free live Zoom event is presented by the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Denver American Indian Commission.

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