LaDonna Harris: Indian 101

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State TheatreSun, Aug 3, 2014 9:00 AM
Sponsored by: Grand Traverse Resort & Casinos
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Film Info
Section:Special Screenings
Native American Matinee
Release Year:2014
Runtime:63 min.
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:LaDonna Harris
Director:Julianna Brannum
Produced by:Julianna Brannum
Cinematography:Dustinn Craig
Nate Foll
Editing By:Sam Wainwright Douglas
Karen Skloss
Music By:Guy Forsyth
Eldridge Goins
Alexander Maas
Brett Orrison


Comanche director Julianna Brannum’s moving portrait of fellow Comanche activist LaDonna Harris follows the remarkable leader’s storied career in Native political and social activism. Raised by her maternal grandparents on an Oklahoma farm during the Great Depression, Harris began a life in public service as the wife of US Senator Fred Harris. She helped return Taos Blue Lake to the people of Taos Pueblo, and helped the Menominee Tribe regain federal recognition. At the request of President Lyndon Johnson, she created a course called “Indian 101,” used for 35 years to teach the executive and legislative branches of the US government about American Indian Tribes. She is President of Americans for Indian Opportunity, and is actively involved in passing her knowledge to a new generation of emerging Indigenous leaders, and in building a global Indigenous coalition.

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