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The University of Minnesota American Indian Cultural House will be hosting a film series Feb. 16, March 9 and April 13 to help raise public awareness and celebrate the works of American Indian and First Nation films that challenge racial stereotypes.

The development of this series is intended to provide leadership opportunities to students who participate in the American Indian Cultural House. Students learn about organizing community events and building collaborations with departments and other student organizations.

The theme for this year's films is "Native Warriors."

We Shall Remain: Geronimo 6 p.m. Feb. 16

The first film in the series, "We Shall Remain: Geronimo," is a groundbreaking mini-series and provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. It include five 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years telling the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native American perspective. Episode 4 focuses on the life and politics of Apache warrior Geronimo.

Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart 6 p.m. March 9

The second film, "Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart," is an 83-minute documentary film on the great American Indian Lakota chief, spiritual leader and warrior as he has never been seen before on the screen.

Way of the Warrior 6 p.m. April 13

The third film, "Way of the Warrior," explores the warrior ethic among Native Americans. This documentary also reveals how Native communities have traditionally viewed their warriors and why, during the 20th century, Native men and women have signed up for military service at a rate three times higher than non-Indians.

All films are at the Bell Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m. before each show.

For more information visit the site here.

Contacts: Jillian Rowan, Circle of Indigenous Nations, berkl002@umn.edu, (612) 624-0564. Preston Smith, University News Service, smith@umn.edu, (612) 625-0552

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