UNO Film Festival to Feature Actor Rudy Youngblood,
Films by Heather Rae & Russell Friedenberg
The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) hosts the Third Annual Native American Film Festival in Omaha, Nov. 6-8. Festival activities kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Joslyn Art Museum with a screening of Wind Walkersfollowed by a Q&A with actor Rudy Youngblood (Comanche, Cree, and Yaqui) and filmmakers Russell Friedenberg and Heather Rae (Cherokee).

The festival continues at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at UNO's Roskens Hall, 6001 Dodge St., with a screening of Family Friendly Films and a producing workshop with Rae and Friedenberg. At 1 p.m., attend a screening of First Circle followed by a Q&A with Rae and Friedenberg. At the same time, Youngblood and Friedenberg will conduct an acting workshop. A screening of  Trudell, followed by a Q&A with Rae and Friedenberg, is scheduled for 3 p.m., and a screening of Frozen River at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Rae.

On Sunday at UNO's Roskens Hall will be a 1 p.m. screening of Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi and a 3 p.m. screening of Mother Kuskokwim, followed by a Q&A with Timothy Guthrie and Creighton Backpack Journalism Students.

Native Rhythms Festival Nov. 12-15 in Florida
Seventh Annual 
Native Rhythms Festival
Nov. 12-15, Wickham Park Amphitheater,
Melbourne, Florida

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the Native Heritage Gathering, Inc., and the Indian River Flute Circle will host a Native American music, arts and crafts festival at the Wickham Park amphitheater, Melbourne, Fla., Nov. 12-15. Admission to the festival is free. Musical performances are scheduled each day, with headliner performances from late afternoon through 9 p.m. on Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

Multiple award-winning musicians from across the U.S. will be performing all weekend. This family-friendly festival will also host free workshops that focus on flute playing, history of the instrument, beading, guitar playing, drumming and more. In addition, over 40 vendors will sell musical instruments, native-style, environmental arts and crafts, and food. Presentations by a variety of non-profit and historical preservation groups round out the educational experiences. Children from local schools are invited to attend a free Kids Day program.

Wickham Park offers free admission and ample free parking. Their campground adjacent to the event area offers both campsites with full hookups and rustic sites. Motels and restaurants are nearby; festival organizers arranged for discounted accommodations for event visitors.

Event details and a list of featured entertainers, performance times, workshop schedules and registration, participating vendors, and camping and accommodations available: Call 321-452-1671 or visit Facebook

Warrior Women to be Feature Film 
For Vision Maker Film Festival, March 10-13, 2016

Mark your calendar for the Sixth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival, March 10-13, 2016, in Lincoln and Omaha. The festival will showcase works by Native filmmakers. 
A screening of Warrior Women opens the festival, March 10 in Omaha, featuring the filmmakers.  

A reception on March 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Van Brunt Visitors Center (313 N. 13th St.) kicks off the three-day event in Lincoln. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided prior to two highly anticipated screenings at Riepma Ross Media Arts Center--The Dull Knifes: My Father & Me and Medicine Woman. Following the screenings will be Q&As with the filmmakers.

More than a dozen Native guest speakers involved with the films being showcased also will attend. Join us for this unique film event.



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