Dawnland: A Documentary About Cultural Survival and Stolen Children

Oct. 30, 2018

Dawnland: A Documentary About Cultural Survival and Stolen Children

November 7, 2018, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art 

For decades, child welfare authorities have been removing Native American children from their homes to save them from being Indian. In Maine, the first official “truth and reconciliation commission” in the United States begins a historic investigation. Dawnland goes behind the scenes as the investigation grapples with difficult truths, redefines reconciliation, and charts a new course for state and tribal relations. 

The American Indian Alliance and the American Indian Research and Education Center will present the Nevada premiere of this essential documentary in partnership with the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on November 7th. At 6 p.m., prior to the screening, UNLV Professors Addie C. Rolnick and William Bauer will give presentations and participate in a Q&A session. Rolnick specializes in Indian law and critical race theory, while Baur, a citizen of the Round Valley Reservation, teaches American Indian history. The film begins at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.