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News from Cathy Billie, Treasurer and the Board of FRHRC

POLSON — Attached is the list of free films showing at the Showboat Multi-Plex in Polson this coming October. We hope you will join us for enlightening films and the discussions following them.

We are bounding back after the pandemic:

This summer we made peace kites with kids, sold Hate Free Zone bumper stickers, supported food sovereignty initiatives, and kept our Hate Free Zone billboard up on U.S. Hwy. 93 just southof St. Ignatius. In the last year we supported LGBTQ rights and connected with other groups to support their human rights endeavors.

After our film series this October, we plan to hold potluck and speaker events once we choose a venue. We are always looking for new young people to join our board of directors and volunteer as we continue our work.

Hope to see you on:

 Oct. 7 for “And Now We Rise,” a portrait of Samuel Johns, a young Athabaskan hip hop artist, founder of the Forget Me Not Facebook Group for displaced people in Alaska, and activist for a cultural renaissance as he heals from his own legacy of historical trauma. 

Oct. 14 for “Daughter of a Lost Bird,” story of Kendra, an adult Native adoptee who reconnects with her birth family, discovers her Lummi heritage, and confronts issues of her own identity.

Oct. 21 for “Bring Her Home,” about three Indigenous women’s fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives.  

Oct. 28 for “Attila,” the untold story of Alaska Native dogsled racing champion George Attla, his resilience, and his legacy.

All movies shown at the Showboat Cinema in Polson.

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