Blood Memory: Movie Screening and Discussion with Carolyn Matter

october, 2021

09oct1:00 pmFeaturedBlood Memory: Movie Screening and Discussion with Carolyn MatterInstitute for American Indian Studies1:00 pm

Event Details

Saturday, October 9th at 1:00pm for In Person Screening
In Person Event with Virtual Option

The history of boarding schools and adoption to Non-Native families has seen countless numbers of Native American youth separated from their families and communities. Indeed, Native American /Alaska Native children remain three times more likely to be placed in foster care than white children. Join us for a screening of the 2019 documentary Blood Memory: A Story of Removal and Return, which examines the effects of this removal on indigenous communities, as well as the role that traditional song and ceremony can play in healing this intergenerational wound. After the screening, participate in a discussion with Carolyn Matter (White Mountain Apache), herself an adoptee, who moderates the Turquoise Moccasins Talking Circle for adoptees and their families in Phoenix, AZ.

For the in-person screening and discussion, space is limited, pre-registration is required. Please visit our website to register through Eventbrite. Questions? Call (860) 868-0518 or email [email protected]. Price of participation for the in-person program: $5 for IAIS Members; $15 for Non-Members.

Can’t make it to the in-person screening and discussion? From October 1 through October 11, you will be able to stream the documentary for FREE. To obtain streaming link and password, please register on Eventbrite through our website.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm