The District 191 community engagement series "Contents" continues on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. with "An Evening with Tiana LaPointe, Indigenous Filmmaker and Ringing Shield Drum Group." The event will be held at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway.
Indigenous filmmaker Tiana LaPointe will speak about her experience attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2016. Tiana accompanied her mother who spoke and documented part of this talk in the film Mni Ki Wakan: Water is Sacred, which will be shown. This recent film specifically relates to the water issue taking place in Standing Rock, North Dakota.
Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe, Ringing Shied Drum Group will convey the sacredness of water through drumming and storytelling.
Tiana LaPointe teaches digital storytelling to youth in schools and community setting settings to ensure young people have a voice through media creation. She is a recipient of the Sundance Institute Knight Fellows Program, Jerome Foundations Travel and Study Grant and is a freelance artist providing services for many non-profits in the Twin Cities.
Wakinyan and Thorne LaPointe have attended the United Nations representing AIM West. They are both in college majoring in Political Science.
Registration is not required, but does help for planning purposes. You can register online or through the Facebook event.