National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month is celebrated every November in the United States to recognize the intertribal cultures and to educate the public about the heritage, history, art, and traditions of the American Indian and Alaska Native people. This commemorative month aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life.
To honor their legacy and continued contributions to America and the world, the Shanghai American Center is hosting a film series celebrating Native American heritage, giving you an insight into Native American history and culture. Before each movie, an American diplomat will talk about an aspect of Native American heritage and lead a discussion of the film.
“We Shall Remain” is a five-part PBS series that shows how Native peoples valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture. In “We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears” , federal troops forced thousands of Cherokee from their homes in the Southeastern United States, driving them toward Indian Territory in Eastern Oklahoma. More than 4,000 died of disease and starvation along the way. The movie is 70 minutes long and is in English with no subtitles.
Please bring your photo ID to enter Shanghai American Center.
Seating will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis until the room is full. Please be sure to show up by 6:30pm to ensure you get a seat.