DAKOTA 38 with John Karhiio Kane



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Wed, May 24, 2017 7:30 PM Event Date Passed



DAKOTA 38 with John Karhiio Kane

Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16 – Includes Reception

Jim Miller, a Native spiritual leader and Vietnam veteran, found himself in a dream riding on horseback and saw 38 of his Dakota ancestors hanged. At the time, Jim knew nothing of the largest mass execution in United States history, ordered by Abraham Lincoln on December 26, 1862. Embracing the message of the dream, Jim and a group of riders retrace the 330-mile route of his dream on horseback from Lower Brule, South Dakota to Mankato, Minnesota to arrive at the hanging site on the anniversary of the execution. "We can't blame the wasichus anymore. We're doing it to ourselves. We're selling drugs. We're killing our own people. That's what this ride is about, is healing." This is the story of their journey- the blizzards they endure, the Native and Non-Native communities that house and feed them along the way, and the dark history they are beginning to wipe away. (USA, 2012, 118 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Silas Hagerty) Produced by Cindy Campbell.

John Karhiio Kane is a Mohawk from Kahnawake. He lives on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation and has a direct connection to the people and territories of the Six Nations. John is involved in Native issues and defending Native sovereignty. His radio show, "Let's Talk Native" airs Sunday at 8 pm Central Time on WWKB 1520 AM, and WQRS 98.3 FM, and Thursdays 10 am EST on WBAI 99.5 FM.
This documentary follows native riders on a 330 mile healing journey across South Dakota to Minnesota, in honor of those lost 151 years ago at the end of the Dakota War of 1862, in the largest mass execution ever seen in the United States.