See 7th Generation, a new film directed by Jim Warne (Oglala Lakota), which shows how the former football star and Native activist is working to support tribal communities in blazing the path to success in 21st-century mainstream America while holding fast to tribal cultural ways.
After the Wounded Knee Massacre a Lakota medicine man named Black Elk had a prophecy. At the core of this prophecy is the statement, “It will take seven generations to heal our sacred hoop.”‘ Today we are approaching the seventh generation and Black Elk’s prophecies both good and bad continue to become reality. Jim Warne of the Oglala Lakota Nation is a believer in the “7th Generation” philosophy. The film is to help the public understand the hardships felt by Indian Country since those times, what really happened in the boarding school era, the historical trauma that tribal members still deal with today, what Mt. Rushmore looks like through a Lakota lens and the history behind Paha Sapa, the Black Hills.
Friday, November 27
2:00 pm â€“ 4:00 pm
Free with museum admission.
Monte Vista Room