Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration- Only the Mountains: Film Screening & Discussion: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Sand Creek Massacre Commemoration- Only the Mountains: Film Screening & Discussion

Only the Mountains film still
Still from Only the Mountains film.
3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu November 3, 2022
3:30 PM-5:00 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


In the spirit of healing, the Native American and Indigenous Student Alliance (NAISA), Multicultural Students Affairs (MSA), and Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) invites our community to reflect on Northwestern's role in supporting the healing efforts of Cheyenne and Arapaho communities.  Join us in a 3-part commemoration series to learn about the Sand Creek Massacre and Northwestern’s place in this history.

We will be viewing Only the Mountains, a 12-minute film about Sand Creek commissioned by Northwestern, followed by facilitated discussion by Medill Professors Reynaldo A. Morales Cardenas and Patty Loew.



About Northwestern's 30 Days of Indigenous 2022

For Native American and Indigenous Heritage Month 2022, we are seeking to understand how to be a good relative, a teaching woven into many communities. It’s embedded in the teachings that ask us to look to seven generations into the future when making decisions, and to remember our ancestors in the generations before us – how to hold their wisdom, knowledge and perspectives with care and pass it on. It’s embedded in the teachings of kinship and interrelatedness with place, more-than-humans, and people. We encourage participants to consider how they are committed to the values embedded in being a good relative and their relationships to place, water, more-than-humans, community, ancestors, and descendants as they engage with programming throughout the month. 
This year we are continuing to celebrate 30 Days of Indigenous. Everyday throughout the month of November is an opportunity to discover ways to be in relations with, advocate for, and support Native and Indigenous communities.


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