A Summer Solstice Film Screening
The Heard Museum’s iconic downtown Phoenix campus will host Gila River Broadcasting Corporations first feature documentary, “She Still Walks Among Us,” written and directed by Marrisa Hiosik-Johnson (Salt River) and co-directed by Cordell Parker (Gila River Broadcasting Corporation).
The Heard Museum, in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and in honor of the late tribal member and retired firefighter Royce Manuel (Akimel Aw-thum), presents this important film exploring the art of constructing a Kia-ha, or “Burden Basket.” The “Burden Basket” was once a very practical – yet spiritual – basket woven by men and carried by women to transport everyday materials, food, and goods for trade.
Catch the premiere also on over-the-air Channel 29.1 within the Gila River Indian Community.
Film followed by a panel discussion featuring: Director, Marissa Hiosik-Johnson, student, and burden basket maker – Matthew Yatsayte, and Jacob Butler, Chair of the board for Native Seed Search based in Tucson. You won’t want to miss this fascinating exploration of a Southwest Indigenous tradition.