Native American Veterans in Film
Sixth Annual LA Skins Fest at the Autry: Sunday
Date / Time:
Sunday, Nov 18, 2012, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wells Fargo Theater, Griffith Park
From the American Revolution, through World Wars I and II, to present day Iraq and Afganistan, Native Americans have a long tradition of participating in the Unites States Military. Their courage, determination, and fighting spirit were recognized by military leaders as early as the eighteenth century. In this program, we feature several shorts that look at their service and their lives. Featuring Defending the Homeland: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces, High Card Trumps, and Honoring Chumash Warriors Yesterday and Today.
Defending the Homeland: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces is a documentary that brings the stories of these Native American military men and women to life. California’s Pala Band of Mission Indians and the Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians have an especially illustrious history of military service. The documentary delves into both the physical and psychological battles they wage, both overseas as warriors and here after they come home.
A discussion with Native American Veterans follows the screening.
THIS PROGRAM IS SPONSORED BY: