Join us for an evening film premiere event and panel discussion, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation.
Film Screening at 6:00 pm
“People of the Standing Stone,” a 25-minute film narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner and directed by award-winning documentarian Ric Burns. The documentary traces the history of the Oneida Nation and how it stood in solidarity with General George Washington to help America forge its independence during the Revolutionary War. The film also explores how, despite that history, the Oneida people’s land was slowly appropriated by the federal government and European settlers.
Panel Discussion, immediately following the screening
“Our Shared History: Lifting Up Lesser Known Stories of our Nation’s Founding.” Panelists include Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian; Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative, Nation Enterprises CEO, and a Museum Board Member; Rosalyn J. McPherson, president of The ROZ Group, which managed community relations and oversaw historical content for The President’s House Project in Philadelphia, among many others; and Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, the Museum’s Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions and Programming.
It will be moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, President and CEO of WURD 900-AM.