The White House Screening, Discussion For Across the Creek Film Recognizes Native American Contributions



Nov. 30 – PBS Public Square Partners Series:

A White House screening and discussion of the film Across the Creek is scheduled Nov. 30 from 5-8 p.m, as part of the PBS Public Square Partners Series. The screening will be held at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Office Building.

Across the Creek explores both the unbridled dreams and the painful reality of Lakota people from South Dakota. In the face of unfathomable challenges, they are taking steps to better their lives. In Across the Creek, everyday heroes are turning around negative history and reclaiming traditional stories, visions and core values that once effectively guided healthy, productive tribal life. With few visible examples of positive action, the most powerful strategy is just walking the talk. Or, put another way, by crossing the creek.

Event Schedule:
5 p.m. – Reception, Room 430 Eisenhower Office Building
6:15 p.m. – Opening remarks, South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Office Building
6:30 p.m. – Film screening, panel discussion and audience Q&A

This event is hosted by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), The White House, the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native education (WHIAIANE), the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the National Education Association (NEA).