Oct 11, 2021 7:20 PM

Native American movies, music, culture featured at festival in Chadron

Posted Oct 11, 2021 7:20 PM

By Rossella Tesch, Chadron Public Library Director

In its sixth edition, Trading Stories: a Native American Movie Festival© will honor Hehaka Sapa, Black Elk.

The festival, a project of Chadron Public Library and the Chadron Public Library Foundation, seeks to acknowledge the contribution of the Lakota people to the history of Northwest Nebraska and highlight contemporary Native issues through artistic venues and films.

All events in the festival are free and open to the public. Events will take place at the Chadron Public Library, 507 Bordeaux Street, in Chadron.

The time schedule follows:

Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 am Special Story Time with Cartoons: Raven Tales.

Snacks and Crafts.

5:30 pm Festival begins. Reception and Opening Notes by the

President of the Chadron Public Library Foundation

Roger Mays.

Artifacts Display.

6:30 pm Legacy of Neihardt and Black Elk - Dr. Nancy Gillis

This program is possible thanks to a grant from Humanities


Friday, October 15, 2021 5:00 pm Musical Tribute to Black Elk and other Songs – Dan Holtz

This program is possible thanks to a grant from the Humanities


6:00 m Black Elk Peak and the Black Hills – Dr. Mike Leite

7:00 p.m. The Good Red Road Movie. Introduction by Mr. Bill White.

Following the movie, Mr. White will meet with the viewers

for Q&A.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 am Cartoons for Kids: more Raven Tales.

1:00 pm Songs by Michael Murphy.

2:00 pm Learn to play flute with Michael

This event is possible thanks to a grant from the Nebraska Arts Council.

3:00 pm Medicinal Plants of the High Plains. Dr. Susan Rolfsmeier and

Steve Rolfsmeier Curator of Chadron State College High Plains


4:00 pm Native American Healing in the 21st Century. Documentary.

5:00 pm Little Big Man. Movie.

Trading Stories is produced in part by a grant from the Dawes County Travel Board.

Trading Stories is made possible through grants funded by the Nebraska Arts Council and the Humanities Nebraska. Local sponsors include Chadron Public Library Foundation, and Friends of Chadron Public Library.