Events

Blood Memory WORLD PREMIERE - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Presented by Big Sky Film Institute
February 15-24, 2019 | Downtown Missoula, MT
 
Now in its 16th year, Big Sky will present 66 features and 102 short documentaries in 2019.  The full lineup includes 47 World Premieres, 14 North American Premieres and 10 US Premieres.  Films were selected from a record 2,000 submissions from 78 nations.  Blood Memory is programmed as one of eleven Indigenous Stories from around the globe.  (Details)  
 
Blood Memory presentation:
Monday, February 18 at 1:30 pm 
Missoula Community Theatre
200 N. Adams St., Missoula, MT 59802
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18th Annual North Dakota Indian Child Welfare & Wellness Conference 

Hosted by Native American Training Institute
February 12-14, 2019 | 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town, ND
 
With a mission of “Families First,” and keeping the vision of the Indian Child Welfare Act alive, this event is aimed at continuing the progress made for our Native American tribes.
 
Contact (701)-255-6374 to learn more or visit the 2019 ND Indian Child Welfare & Wellness Conference Facebook event page.  
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USD School of Law and NALSA Presents:

"Blood Memory"

Hosted by the University of South Dakota Native American Law Students Association
January 31, 2019 | Courtroom, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, SD
 
The film portrays a Welcome Home Ceremony for adults that were previously adopted out of the Rosebud Reservation. The film contrasts this ceremony against the history of legal challenges to the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law aimed at halting the systematic displacement and assimilation of Native American children.  A panel discussion and reception will follow the screening.
 
RSVP and additional info via Facebook .
 
 
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Sicangu Nation Premiere - Founders Week Screening at Sinte Gleska University

Presented by Tiwahe Glu Kini Pi "Bringing the Family Back to Life"
January 29, 2019 | Lakota Studies Theatre (Lower Level), Antelope Lake Circle, Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD
 
The Sicangu Nation Premiere of Blood Memory will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm at the SGU Lakota Studies Theatre (Lower level) with light refreshments at 5:30 pm.  Students and Community members are invited to attend. 
 
A special invitation goes out to birth parents and adopted/fostered relatives and especially those who participated in the film.
 
RSVP and additional info via Facebook.
 
 
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Blood Memory: 40th Year ICWA Commemoration

Presented by ASU American Indian Social Work Student Association
November 20 2018 | Beus Center for Law and Society, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
 
You're invited to a preview screening and panel discussion of the never before seen film Blood Memory on November 20th at 5pm in Great Hall, Beus Center for Law and Society (BCLS 141).  There will be food and refreshments provided.  Open to all ASU students, staff and faculty. 
 
Follow the ASU Facebook event page for additional info. 
 
Additional Sponsors:
ASU School of Social Work
Alliance of Indigenous People
Native American Law Student Association
ASU Undergraduate Student Government Downtown
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The Spirit Survives: A National Movement Toward Healing

Presented by The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
October 2-3 2018 | Comfort Suites, Carlisle, PA
 
Join us within the traditional homelands of the Haudenosaunee and Susquehannock peoples as we come together from Tribal Nations all over Indian Country for a national discussion on boarding school truth, justice, and healing.​  View the preliminary draft agenda here.    
Blood Memory Film Preview and Talking Circle: 
Tuesday, October 3 at 9 a.m.
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Truth and Healing: Quakers Seeking Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

Presented by Pendle Hill
May 3-6 2018 | Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA
 
A Pendle Hill Conference for inspiration, education, networking, discernment, and action. 
 
Visit PendleHill.org for a list of speakers and workshops.    
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7th Biennial Vision Maker Media Film Festival

Presented by Vision Maker Media
April 20-26 2018 | Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE
 
"We Are All Related" is the theme of the 7th biennial Vision Maker Film Festival.  The theme is a conceptual translation from the Lakota language—Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ—a commonly used expression indicating the Lakota's relationships to each other and in the world.  ​
 
View the program here
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35th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect

Presented by the National Indian Child Welfare Association
April 2-5 2016 | Harrah's Resort Southern California, Valley Center, CA
 
NICWA Conference and 4-day exhibition.
 
Visit NICWA.org for details.
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Native Film Market

Presented by Red Nation Celebration Institute
November 18, 2016 | The Lee Strasburg Theatre & Film Institute, West Hollywood, CA
 
The Festival is a showcase for new work by American Indian & Indigenous international independent filmmakers, bringing together decision makers and content creators with the goal of ensuring media representation of American Indian & Indigenous content to the world at large.
A teaser for Blood Memory will be featured in the Native Film Market at the 13th Annual Red Nation Film Festival.  Filmmaker Q & A to follow.  
 
Additional details here
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Meet & Greet Coffee Hour

Hosted by Blood Memory and Gasoline Street Coffee Company
October 29, 2016 | Gasoline Street Coffee Company, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Blood Memory photographer Bryan Heller is Gasoline Street Coffee Company's "Artist of the Month."  Stills from the film are on display in the lounge at Gasoline Street Coffee through November 2016.  View the images and talk with the filmmakers over a hot cup of joe!  Discussions start at 10am.
 
RSVP via Facebook.  Walk-ins welcome!  
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From Helping to Healing Conference

Presented by the National Council for AdoptionAmerican Academy of Adoption Attorneys, and the American Academy of Reproductive Techonology Attorneys
September 21-24, 2016 | The JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA
 
From Helping to Healing is a child centered conference that will explore research and best practices related to adoption from foster care, domestic infant adoption, intercountry adoption, advocacy, and the overlap between children of adoption and assisted reproductive technology ("ART").
 
Details at www.fromhelpingtohealing.org.    
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Sicangu Lakota Oyate Welcome Home Gathering

Presented by the Association on American Indian Affairs
August 26-27, 2016 | Rosebud Wacipi Arena, Rosebud, SD
 
A gathering for Adoptees/Fostered Individuals and Birth Parents will be held from 10am to 5pm on Friday, August 26 at the Sinte Gleska University Student Services Building (SGU Antelope Lake Campus, Mission, SD).  Welcome Home Ceremony to follow at 1pm on Saturday, August 27 during Rosebud RST Wacipi & Fair.
 
View the announcement here.    
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Blood Memory Development Screening

Supported by the American Indian Education Program of Saint Paul Public Schools
April 4, 2016 | Creative Arts Secondary School, Saint Paul, MN
 
An evening of community dialogue featuring footage from the in-progress documentary feature, Blood Memory.  Refreshments provided by Yazzie the Cook.  Doors open at 5:30pm.  Screening at 7pm.  Q&A with the filmmakers to follow.
 
Donations here.
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34th Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect

Presented by the National Indian Child Welfare Association
April 3-6, 2016 | InterContinental Saint Paul Waterfront, Saint Paul, MN
 
NICWA Conference and 4-day exhibition.  
Visit NICWA.org for details.    
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14th Biennial Indian Law Symposium

Presented by the University of South Dakota Native American Law Student Association
March 30-31, 2016 | Law School Courtroom, Vermillion, SD
 
“The Indian Child Welfare Act: Old and New Challenges”
This free law school event is open to the public.
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Full schedule here.