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DAWNLAND Screening 1

  • U of M St Paul Student Center Theatre 2017 Buford Avenue St Paul, MN 55108 (map)
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From the hosts:

Join us for one of two free screenings of DAWNLAND! A documentary about cultural survival and stolen children, by Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Cudlip.

For over 100 years, the United States government has systematically removed American Indian children from their homes and communities to be raised by white families. Recently, the first government-sanctioned child welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was formed in Maine. DAWNLAND documents Maine’s TRC journey, as it begins to address the devastating impact child welfare practices have had on the Wabanaki Confederacy, and searches for justice and healing. See for more information.

Sandy Whitehawk (Sicangu Lakota) will facilitate a discussion following the film. Sandy played an integral part of the TRC work in Maine and continues to support reconciliation efforts around the country, including Minnesota.

Screenings will take place April 8th 5-8pm and April 13th 11:30am-2:30pm. Appetizers and beverages will be served.


Accessibility: A full transcript will be displayed on the screen during the screening. The theater is wheelchair accessible, elevators on-site, and disability parking spots available on Buford Avenue.

Both screenings are sponsored by the Circle of Indigenous Nations, College of Education and Human Development, School of Social Work, and CASCW.