Event is free and open to the public thanks to generous contributions from
Anne M. Hubbard, M.D. and the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 | CENTER FOR GREAT PLAINS STUDIES, GREAT PLAINS ART MUSEUM
6:00pm PUBLIC RECEPTION | 7:00-8:30pm LECTURE
"OUR STORIES ONSCREEN: CREATING A NARRATIVE WITH NATIVE FILMMAKERS"


Representations of Native Americans in film have a long history of stereotypes and generalizations. Increasing Indigenous visibility in American culture is a goal of the Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Film Program. Since 2001, Bird Runningwater, Program Director, has worked to build a global Indigenous film community. He supports Indigenous artists from across the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and other countries. Over the past twenty five years, more than 300 Indigenous filmmakers have participated in the Sundance program helping to bring their stories and voices to the screen.

Bird Runningwater, belongs to the Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache Tribes and grew up on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. Based in Los Angeles, California, Runningwater serves as the Director of Sundance Institute's Native American and Indigenous Program overseeing the Native Filmmakers Lab, the Native Producers Fellowship, and the Sundance Film Festival's Native Forum. Runningwater currently serves on the Comcast/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council, the Boards of Directors of the First Peoples Fund and Illuminative. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Bird Runningwater


Parking for the event is located in the attached Que Place parking garage, entrance off 11th and Q streets.


Event sponsored by the University of Nebraska State Museum with the Center for Great Plains Studies, Great Plains Art Museum.