SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s Unity Multicultural Education Center will present a Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman film “The Canary Effect” – watch trailer –7-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 in the Foley Center Teleconference Room as part of Cultural Awareness Night. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Canary Effect” takes an in-depth look at the impact United States government policy has had on Native Americans. Filmmakers Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman analyze the past abuse, and what some have described as genocide, of America’s indigenous people. The film depicts the economic marginalization of American Indians, a pattern by the United States of violating its legal agreements with tribes, the mismanagement and consistent neglect of Indian reservations, and the ethical values of society.
An interactive dialogue facilitated by Jessica Maucione, assistant professor of English, will follow the film.
For more information, contact UMEC at (509) 313-5836.