Upcoming and past screenings and talks
The 2022 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture: ‘Resurgent Histories: Ironworking, Self-Determination, and the Future of Indigenous History’
Over the past several years there have been compelling calls for Indigenous communities to pursue a process of regeneration through the theory of ‘resurgence’ – a set of practices based in Indigenous intelligence systems through which regeneration can take place. Using a case study of Haudenosaunee Indigenous ironworkers in 1920’s Brooklyn, Dr. Downey will argue that ‘resurgent histories’ can play an active role in this regeneration of Indigenous communities and their self-determination. In particular, he will explore how ironworking and the formation of the community of ‘Little Caughnawaga’ became a nexus between Haudenosaunee family life, nationhood, and self-determination – particularly significant considering the ways Indigenous peoples were conceptually and physically removed from so-called ‘modern’ urban spaces and juxtaposed to perceptions of ‘Indian authenticity.’ And yet, Haudenosaunee citizens were at the centre of building these sites of ‘modernity’ while reformulating their own articulations of Haudenosaunee nationhood.
Dr. Downey will also screen his award-nominated animated short film Rotinonhsión:ni Ironworkers.
February 15, 2022
5:00 PM PST
Inspirations – 27th Underhill Graduate Colloquium
We are excited to present award-winning animated short film, Rotinonhsión:ni Ironworkers as the keynote for the 27th Annual Underhill Graduate Colloquium. The keynote address includes a screening of the film, followed by a question and answer period with directors Carlee Kawinehta Loft and Dr. Allan Downey.
March 6, 2021
7:00 PM EST
The 45th American Indian Film Festival
This virtual presentation allows American Indian / Alaska Native and First Nations filmmakers to connect with a broader audience runs November 6-14, 2020.
The American Indian Film Institute maintains its commitment to providing audiences with a genuine experience and understanding of the beautiful diversity within Indian Country as shared from an authentic place told by gifted filmmakers who tell it from their hearts — from both sides of the lens.
November 6-14, 2020