The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian has been selected as one of the venues to host a screening of “Rising Voices/ Hotȟaŋiŋpi."
The film illuminates the devastating problem of ancestral language loss for the Lakota people, one of the biggest Native American nations. The one-hour documentary screening is free with museum admission ($5 adults/ $3 children), and will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. A moderated discussion will take place following the screening. Refreshments will be available, and all proceeds will benefit the museum.
“Rising Voices/Hotȟaŋiŋpi” tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people -- members of the Lakota community and Linguists from outside of the community -- who are working together to save the Lakota language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota (and American) culture.
Told through the voices of a wide range of Lakota people who share their feelings about their language and the myriad challenges facing their community, the film also incorporates four short films created for “Rising Voices” by Lakota filmmakers and artists, each one giving a perspective on how finding one’s authentic “language” connects a person to a deeper sense of culture.