Native American Cultural Center, Inc

229 Empire Boulevard

Rochester, New York 14609

Phone - 585.442.1100

Fax - 585.442.1128

Office Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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Native American

Cultural Center, Inc.

Saturday May 12th

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Voices of the Community - Promoting Indigenous Healing

The Native American Cultural Center & Showing Up for Racial Justice - Rochester NY Cordially Invite You to “Voices of the Community – Developing Strategies to Promote Indigenous Healing”
Screenings of Four Native Documentaries & Group Discussions after Each Film

Saturday, May 12, 2018 At Visual Studies Workshop, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607

10:00 am Opening & Welcome Comments
10:25 am "More Than a Word" -- A film about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington R*dskins, offering a fascinating look at the movement to change the name of the Washington football team, within the broader context of Native history & racial stereotyping
11:50 am "My Own Private Lower Post" * -- a powerful, beautiful healing story from Duane Gastant' Aucoin, a Two-Spirited Tlingit, as he seeks to understand how his mother's trials at a residential boarding school influenced his life. As she shares her story, he comes to realize how he, too, is a survivor and shares how their healing journeys can be grounded within traditional Tlingit culture
1:05 pm "The Dawes Commission" * -- presented by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, this film describes the Dawes Act, a federal attempt to mandate individual ownership by Natives of their own individual plots of land and to force them to abandon their ancestral, communal rights to their Indigenous land base
2:10 pm "Awake -- A Dream from Standing Rock" – this film tells the dramatic story of the historic
#NODAPL Native-led peaceful resistance at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Tens of thousands of activists traveled to North Dakota from all over the world to take a stand alongside the "water protectors"
4:30 pm Thanks & Closing

--Each film WILL START ON TIME, and people may attend any film(s) as you are able to
--There will be refreshments throughout the day, and please feel free to bring a dish to share
--This alcohol-free and drug-free event is FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
--Group discussions will be held after every film
--* Films asterisked indicate a large portion being spoken in the respective Native language 

For more information, please contact Ron Garrow at 1-585-442-1100

The “All Our Relations” Project at Native American Community Services (NACS) is funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, as well as foundations, businesses, and caring individuals, like you. Nyah-weh! Thank you!

MAY 2018

Friday, May 4th 

Movie Night 7:00 p.m.

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Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. Just off the reservation at Salmon River High in Fort Covington, NY an all-Native girls lacrosse team comes together, seeking to be the first Native women's team to bring home a Section Championship. But first, they will have to overcome their crosstown rivals, Massena High. As the season comes to a head, the team is faced with increasing ambivalence in their own community and the girls must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people's tradition in a changing world.

May 26th 3:00 pm

​Rematriation Magazine is a rematriating storytelling platform powered by a sisterhood of over 200 Haudenosaunee women. We are a platform where Indigenous women gather for collective healing from historical and current trauma—and empowerment through new narratives. We deliver kitchen table conversations through an online platform, allowing women to participate from anywhere at any time.

Michelle Schenandoah will be present!! Refreshments will be provided.