Bay College Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

11/7/2016
 
The Bay College Diversity Committee will celebrate Native American Heritage Month on November 14th by showing the documentary Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience, produced by Michigan filmmaker Audrey Geyer.

The one hour documentary focuses on contemporary Native Americans particularly from Michigan, and how they keep their culture alive, while confronting current issues and healing from the past. 

During the Boarding School Era, Native children were forcibly removed from their homes and placed schools often downstate and far from home.  Interviewees explain how this past trauma continues to impact their emotional and physical health, family dynamics, and current social problems.  Yet, there is resilience and healing continuing to take place today.  

The film will be shown on Monday, November 14th at 7 p.m. in the Besse Center Theater at Bay College. Open discussion will follow the film. This event is free to all.

The Bay College Diversity Committee was formed to promote and celebrate diversity through events and resources available both on and off Bay College’s campuses.  For more information about the Diversity Committee and future programming, contact Joseph Mold at (906) 217-4246 or by email at moldj@baycollege.edu
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