SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2006
FILMSDaily ScreeningOctober 2, 2006–October 27, 20061 pm, 3 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pmDailyNew YorkThe Screening Room, Second Floor
Hopiit (1984, 14 min.) Victor Masayesva, Jr. (Hopi) Impressionistic views from the Hopi Pueblos highlight changes in village life during the four seasons
Kiowa Cradleboard Maker: The Art and Tradition of Vanessa Jennings (30 min.) Director: Scott Swearingen and Sandy Rhoades. Indian people of many tribes celebrate and honor the birth of a child with a cradleboard. Vanessa Jennings, a Kiowa beadworker and cradleboard maker, carries on this tradition. Crafted from wood and rawhide, beautifully decorated, cradleboards link families and generations.
FILMSEspecially for KidsOctober 2, 2006–October 31, 200610:30 am and 11:45 amDailyNew YorkThe Screening Room, Second Floor
Paulina and the Condor (1995, 10 min.) Marisol Barragan. Bolivia. An animation tells the story of an Aymara girl of Bolivia who leaves her mountain home to live in the city.
Onenhakenra: White Seed (1984, 20 min.). U.S. Frank Semmens for the Akwesasne Museum. Mohawks of the Akwesasne Reservation talk about the role of corn in their culture and show the making of traditional corn soup and corn husk dolls.
Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun (2004, 23 min.) U.S./Canada. Chris Kientz (Cherokee) and Simon James (Kwakwaka'wakw). A computer animation based on a traditional tale from the North Pacific Coast brings to life the comic and creative interaction of Eagle, Frog, and Raven at the beginning of time—and how Raven brings daylight to the world
PERFORMANCESTraditional Tsimshian StoriesSampson Bryant, with Dawn Yeomans and Marilyn BryantFriday, October 20, 200610:30 a.m. (school groups only) & 12 noonSaturday, October 21, 200611:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.Sunday, October 22, 200611:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.Washington DCRasmuson TheaterSaturday 11 a.m. program ONLY: Room 4018-19, Fourth level
"Storytelling is the traditional way our people pass down their family history."
As a child growing up, Sampson Bryant heard hundreds of Tsimshian stories told by his mother and father. While telling these stories, they would describe what masks and dances went with each story. Now a master carver, dancer, and storyteller, Sampson is active in training young people in the cultural traditions of the Ts'msyen Nation, British Columbia. 45 minutes.
Presented in conjunction with "Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life along the North Pacific Coast"Month at a glance | Print selected events