12th Annual March to Honor Lost Children
Many activities and events are planned for the 12th Annual March to Honor Lost Children. The theme for the event is Progress through Collaboration. Events will be held November 24-26 and will take place at various locations around Sioux City. The need for healing and wellness in the Sioux City Native community will also be focused upon. Many educational workshops are scheduled and two films will be shown that will give participants insight into the challenges faced by the Native community and identify opportunities for improving engagement with Native families that find themselves involved in the child welfare system. Many of the educational offerings will provide CEUs and CLEs to participating professionals. A film titled DAKOTA 38 will be shown at the Riviera 4 Theatre at 7:00pm on Monday, November 24th with a panel discussion including film maker Jim Miller from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The film is the story of a journey for remembrance of the largest mass execution in US history and was created to encourage healing and reconciliation. Educational workshops will be conducted on Tuesday, November 25th at Briar Cliff University and include: Race-The Power of an Illusion presented by Malisa Rader-Family Life Program Specialist-Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Jolene Holden-Indian Child Welfare Act Coordinator-Meskawki Family Services and Roland Warner-Tribal/Native Liaison-Iowa Department of Human Services, Trauma Informed Care with Kelly McCauley-KVC Health System, Culturally Relevant Training for Native American Foster Parents with Denise Gibson-Children’s Alliance and Misty Thomas of the Santee Nation, and Zealous Representation-what it looks like with Jerry Foxhoven-Executive Director Drake Legal Clinic. At 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 25th, the community is invited to attend the premiere of the film Sober Indian Dangerous Indian, a documentary film about alcoholism and beer sales at Whiteclay, Nebraska. The filmmaker, John Maisch, an attorney and legal instructor in Oklahoma, will be in attendance and participate in a panel discussion following the film. Sober Indian Dangerous Indian will be preceded by a meet and greet reception with the film-maker and is scheduled for 5:00pm in the Ho-Chunk Center Atrium.
Date & Time
November 26, 2014