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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-15, 2019

Block 13 - Native Voices

Feature program, 80 min, Not rated

The Seventh Fire
The Seventh Fire
The Dawes Act
The Dawes Act

About This Program

Two documentaries feature interviews with members of tribes of the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

The Dawes Act

Director: Frederick Dakota

Documentary Short, USA, 2019, 9 min, Color, Student Project (Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, US)

Three individuals reflect on the negative impacts the Dawes Act had, and continues to have, on the lives and communities of Native Americans.

Great Lakes connection: From the director: “My film is about Native American history and talks specifically about the history of the Tribes in the Upper Peninsula.”

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Feature Presentation

The Seventh Fire

Subtitle: UP Michigan Natives Reclaim Their Past to Save Their Future

Documentary Feature, USA, 2019, 71 min, Color

About the Film

Reclaiming, growing, and preserving cultural practices nearly lost to assimilation is part of daily life for this generation of native Michiganders.

Great Lakes connection:

The documentary centers on the Bay Mills Indian Community located twenty minutes west of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the Eastern Upper Peninsula Ojibwe/Anishinaabeg. It features Lake Superior and the native people who live on its shores.  The documentary is about how these native people are fighting daily to save and grow their native culture after generations of assimilation. The director is a Flint area resident/journalist.

Cast & Crew:

Director: Timothy Jagielo

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Sunday, Sept. 15, 2:00pm

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