November 15, 2016 • 6:30PM
This is the story of Native American women in New Mexico, from the creation stories of the beginning of time, through the invasions from Spain, Mexico, and United States. The power remains and the story continues.
“At the center of all is Woman, and nothing is sacred without her blessing, her thinking.”
—Paula Gunn Allen, The Sacred Hoop
From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. In spite of Western invasions, Native American women remain strong and grounded in traditional values by enduring courage and wisdom.
The voices and advisers are from the Navajo Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Kiowa Tribe, Pueblo de Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, and Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, Taos, Nambe and San Ildefonso.
Following the screening, stay for a panel and Q&A with Kristen Spangler (Mohawk) and Michelle Leonard (Shinnecock). Both these women leaders are affiliated with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center. This portion of the program is co-sponsored by the Psychology of Gender Research Team at Chatham University.
Learn more about the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center here: