SATURDAY, February 4, 6-8PM
Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors to foster deeper understanding and to cultivate positive change. While based in part on traditional cultural ways and ideas, her work also addresses themes of loss in relation to larger cultural forces and the rebirth process of healing and redefinition of cultural identity.
Many of Missy’s short films incorporate, Indigenous languages, teachings and values and have screened for audiences ranging from, intertribal to local urban venues like The Walker Art Center to national venues such as National Geographic All Roads Festival. Currently she is a recipient of The Sundance Native Lab fellowship and Jerome Fellowship for her short film project (Coyote Way: Going Back Home).