Event: Exclusive Pre-Screeening of the film, "Rising Voices Hótȟaŋiŋpi : Revitilizing the Lakota Language"
Date: Thursday October 1
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 firstname.lastname@example.org