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Nov 11, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
MIAC Annual Veterans Day Event
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Join us for our annual program celebrating the patriotism and sacrifices  of our Native American men and women. 

Program begins at 11am and includes:

  • Invocation with Arnold Herrera (Cochiti Pueblo)

  • National Anthem

  • Reading of Veterans Day Proclamation

  • Santo Domingo Color Guard

  • Te Tsu Geh Oweenge School dance group

At 2pm, we will  screen "Defending the Fire," a release by Silver Bullet Productions which garnered Best Picture in 2017’s SWAIA’s Class X.

From Silver Bullet’s Website: Since the beginning of time, Native American Warriors have navigated a unique cultural and spiritual path, relying on the tenets of the Warrior in ancient and modern warfare. The lessons of the Warrior are universal; the spirit of the Warrior survives, even in the face of conflict.

With a focus on the spiritual and historic journey of Native American Warriors, Silver Bullet Productions will present the story of the Warrior, the importance of cultures in modern quests, and the lessons of War through the lens of these cultures. The characters will be elders and historians from New Mexican tribes and Native veterans of World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Afghanistan/Iraq conflicts. Grounded in research and guided by voices of men and women in our armed forces, the documentary will reveal the distinct motive, preparation, conflict, and healing of tribal soldiers.

For more information, contact Joyce Begay-Foss at 505-476-1272 , joyce.begay-foss@state.nm.us

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