Event Title

Native American Athletes and Sports on Film: Intercultural Dialogs

Location

Panel 03: Basil 206

Start Date

26-10-2012 3:30 PM

End Date

26-10-2012 5:00 PM

Description

In my chapter, “Building a Library Collection: Fifty Years of Native American Athletes, Sports and Games on Film” (in The Native American Identity in Sports: Creating and Preserving a Culture, edited by Frank A. Salamone, 1-27. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2012), I identified films that deal with over 40 tribes and ethnic groups from several countries – including the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Dominica, and Mexico. In my presentation, I will discuss the athletic subcultures portrayed in these films, where athletes from a single or several tribes coalesce around a given sport or game. My talk will revolve around three documentaries about Pueblo and Navajo runners. The End of the Race presents a dialog between tradition and modernity. Lady Warriors educates audiences about the cultural significance of running in Native American cultures, but also highlights the complexity of how culture is lived even within one ethnic group. Finally, in Run to the East, runners seek opportunities for cross cultural experiences.

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Oct 26th, 3:30 PM Oct 26th, 5:00 PM

Native American Athletes and Sports on Film: Intercultural Dialogs

Panel 03: Basil 206

In my chapter, “Building a Library Collection: Fifty Years of Native American Athletes, Sports and Games on Film” (in The Native American Identity in Sports: Creating and Preserving a Culture, edited by Frank A. Salamone, 1-27. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2012), I identified films that deal with over 40 tribes and ethnic groups from several countries – including the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Dominica, and Mexico. In my presentation, I will discuss the athletic subcultures portrayed in these films, where athletes from a single or several tribes coalesce around a given sport or game. My talk will revolve around three documentaries about Pueblo and Navajo runners. The End of the Race presents a dialog between tradition and modernity. Lady Warriors educates audiences about the cultural significance of running in Native American cultures, but also highlights the complexity of how culture is lived even within one ethnic group. Finally, in Run to the East, runners seek opportunities for cross cultural experiences.