“We Are Still Here” Film Screening to be Held at University of Dubuque

Sep 30, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – A free screening of We Are Still Here will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Room 146, Charles and Romona Myers Center on the University of Dubuque campus. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the documentary with Valerian Three Irons, one of the film’s producers.

The screening is open to the public.

We Are Still Here shares the story of the historic memorial horseback ride from Fort Butford Historical Site near Williston, North Dakota, to Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in New Town, North Dakota. The ride acknowledges the Xo’shga, a band of Hidatsa who, under the leadership of Chief Crow Flies High and Bobtail Bull, fled Fort Berthold in 1869 to live free and maintain their traditional lifestyle. Valerian Three Irons is the great great grandson of Chief Crow Flies High.

The screening is presented by the UD Office of Multicultural Student Engagement and Teacher Education Department with support by the Wendt Character Initiative.

“The film and discussion will help us shift perspectives from our limited European view to a wider, more educated understanding of our history and its impact on Native Peoples. This event offers the opportunity to build excellence in character as we compassionately examine little-known history and hear the truth seldom taught,” said Angie Brandel, professor of teacher education.

We Are Still Here won Best Short Documentary at the 2019 Black Hills Film Festival.