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CHICAGO Trickster Gallery, owned and operated by the American Indian Center of Chicago, will hold a film screening and roundtable, Saturday, June 16, as part of its "Misplaced Generations" exhibit, now on display until June 30.
Looking Toward Home, Film Screening
The documentary film "Looking Toward Home" will be screened at noon and a panel discussion will follow.
12 Noon - "Looking Toward Home" Film Screening"Looking Toward Home" is a documentary that explains how government relocation programs in the 1950's enticed significant numbers of American Indians to leave the reservation for life in major cities such as, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The life and times of urban Indians is shown primarily through the eyes of these individuals and subsequent generations as they maintain their tribal identity far away from the culturally nurturing climate of the reservation.
The American Indian Center of Chicago and some of its community members are featured in this film.
1 pm - Roundtable
This roundtable discussion will preserve oral tradition practices and offer a panel of American Indians an opportunity to share their personal experiences of family struggles, cultural loss and the search for tribal identity.
Question and Answer period will follow.
Dave Spencer - Roundtable Panel Moderator, Chata/Diné Spencer is a first generation urban-born American Indian.
Joe L. Yazzie - Navajo
A professional artist, born and raised in New Mexico, he came to Chicago from the relocation program and was employed as a graphic artist after graduating from the Institute of Lettering and Design. His artwork has been displayed in the Midwest and in the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
Leann Hascon Ward - Navajo
Fashion designer, born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. She has lived in the suburbs of Chicago since 2005 but tries to stay involved in her traditional ways. Her designs have been modeled by Native children, including her own, to promote pride in their culture, in fashion shows that give back to the Native community.
Monica Boutwell - Prairie Band Potawatomi/Ho-Chunk/German
Arts Coordinator, born in the Chicago suburbs but also lived in Wisconsin where her cultural ways were within reach, but now struggles to give her children the same experience.
"Misplaced Generations" Roundtable and Film Screening of
"Looking Toward Home"
Saturday, June 16
12 Noon, cdt
190 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60193
posted June 15, 2012 7:50 am edt