Lakota Nation vs. The United States was the official selection of the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The movie chronicles how the Lakota Nation is fighting to reclaim control of the Black Hills and investigates how this sacred land was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. It is a provocative, visually stunning testament to a land and a people who have survived removal, exploitation and genocide and whose best days are yet to come.
This movie will be presented on Pacific's Forest Grove Campus on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, Oct. 9.
Please join the Indigenous Students Association in the UC Lounge at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, for this powerful film. Snacks will be provided!
This showing is hosted by the McCall Center for Civic Engagement and the Indigenous Students Association with the support of ACE Board.
Rescheduling Note: Due to facilities needs, this event was postponed from its originally scheduled date to coincide with Constitution Day on Sept. 15. Constitution Day, considered by some, to be the real birthday of the United States of America, commemorates the day in which the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document and sent it off to the states. This event put into place the government that we live under today.
For Constitution Day 2023, Pacific University asked — at whose expense was our fundamental document put into place? We planned a showing of Lakota Nation vs. the United States, a film that chronicles the continuing struggle of Indigenous Americans to have the United States recognize and right its wrongs, as well as to give the Lakota some measure of justice that they have long been denied. Although we were unable to show the movie at that time, we are thrilled to be able to show it instead on Indigenous Peoples Day. We hope you will join us!