Modern Native Warriors Film Screening
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
- Strand Union Building - view map
The Society of American Indian Granduate Students hosts screening of Modern Native Warriors, a film by MSU alumna and US Vetran Veronica Maday.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
6pm ~ The Procrastinator Theater
Modern Native Warriors is a film that explores the identity of Native American Veterans as they relate to the history of American colonial expansion and modern military service. Filmmaker Veronica Maday personalizes the individual struggles of veterans from various Indian tribes. This film may give some insight to the paradox of why a people would serve a country that historically attempted to terminate them. It follows a Lakota/Ojibwe woman who searches for other Native veterans to discuss how they feel about their service. The result is a journey of discovery and personal healing. The film was recently featured at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco. Running time is appoximately 30 minutes. A question and answer session with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
Filmmaker Veronica Maday is Ojibwe/Lakota, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa on her father's side, and her mother is Lakota from the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Northland College in Ashland, WI and a Master's Degree in Native American Studies from Montana State University. Veronica worked for the United States Postal Service for four years and served in the US Army for five years. While attending Northland College, she was on the Dean's List, President of the Native American Student Association, and Commander of Bad River Legion Post #25. Upon graduating, Veronica worked as Project Coordinator for a federal grant program called 'Innovative Approaches to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Women' which served over 150 women in the Bad River Tribe. Currently, Veronica works as Executive Director for Indian Nonprofit Alliance; an organization dedicated to assisting tribal nonprofits with capacity building and providing a link for Native nonprofits to the funding sector.
This event is sponsored by the American Indian Graduate Student Association, Diversity Awareness Office, The Department of Native American Studies and the Office of Diability, Re-Entry and Vetrans Affairs. FREE and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Diversity Awareness Office - 994-5801