Film Screening - Standing in the Place of Fear: The Legacy of Henry Roe Cloud

Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM PDT

Location: Namaste Lounge

This documentary focuses on the life, acitivism, and contributions of Henry Cloud. Cloud (Ho-Chunk) has been hailed as the most important Native policy maker of the early twentieth century. He co-wrote the Meriam Report of 1928, the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, and founded and co-directed a Native college preparatory high school, the American Indian Institute, with his wife. Standing In The Place of Fear shows how Cloud combined Native warrior and modern identities as a creative strategy to challenge settler colonialism and to fight for tribal sovereignty.

Renya K. Ramirez uses her dual position as a scholar and as the granddaughter of Elizabeth and Henry Cloud to weave together this ethnography and family-tribal history.

A Q&A with Renya K. Ramirez, professor of Anthropology, and producer, co-director, and screen writer of this 60-minute documentary will follow the film.

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