University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Our Ongoing Fight for Sovereignty


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Film Description:Filmed at the National Museum of the American Indian and at the US Capitol Building's Statuary Hall in Washington, DC, Our Ongoing Fight for Sovereignty highlights the political efforts and accomplishments of Native American lawyers and activists in their continued quest to safeguard Native America. Highlights include landmark litigation such as Cobell v Salazar, repatriation legislation, efforts to stop the use of Indian mascots, and the US Capitol Building's statue of Pop'ay that remembers the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.


About the project:
Penn Museum's Native American Voices Video project, completed in 2011, was conducted over fourteen months with support from the Annenberg Foundation and Gregory Annenberg Weingarten. The project resulted in the creation of Postindian Warriors: Creating A New Consciousness in Native America, five short videos about contemporary Native America for inclusion in the long-term exhibition, Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now. Five 8 minute films were produced to highlight important themes that emerged from the discussions.
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