Event 10/1: Exclusive Pre-Screening of Film "Rising Voices Hótȟaŋiŋpi"

Rising Voices Hótȟaŋiŋpi : Revitilizing the Lakota Language. 2015-2016 ScreeningsEvent:  Exclusive Pre-Screeening of the film, "Rising Voices "

Date:  Thursday October 1

Time:  6:30pm

Location:  Hayden Library, Room C6, Upper Concourse

Description:  Rising Voices tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people, including members of the Lakota community and Linguists from outside of the community who are working together to save the language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota — and American — culture. Told through the voices of a wide range of Lakota people who share their feelings about their language and the myriad challenges facing their community, the film also incorporates four short films created for Rising Voices by Lakota filmmakers and artists, each one giving a perspective on how finding one’s authentic language connects a person to a deeper sense of culture.

Rising Voices offers a snapshot into a day-to-day struggle of one of the biggest Native American nations, and illuminates the devastating problem of ancestral language loss to Native American people.

Pizza and beverages will be served.  Please RSVP to

Sponsored by: Interdisciplinary Committee on Linguistics and the Labriola Center, ASU Libraries

Free screening provided by the Language Conservancy and Florentine Films/Hott Productions, with major funding provided by the National Endownment for the Humanities.