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UMONHONIYE The Omaha Speaking

Free screening

Date: Time: 3:00 pm
Contact: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, (402) 472-5353
Only a handful of Native American fluent speakers remain of the Omaha Tribe. Fluent speaking elders reflect on growing up speaking their native language, the efforts that were taken by outsiders to phase it out and why it is so important to preserve it. Hopefulness is expressed by the elders while a dedicated group of educators attempts to keep their language alive.

The Norman A Geske Cinema Showcase presents filmmaker Brigitte Timmerman, president of the Nebraska Film Association who advocates for filmmaking in the state of Nebraska, and fluent speaking elders, Octa Keen and Glenna Slater, who will appear for Q+As with the audience following free screenings of UMONHON IYE The Omaha Speaking on both Friday and Saturday.

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