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American Holocaust

A Film & Conversation Original Series dedicated to the Native Perspective

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The American Holocaust Series

The American Holocaust is a film & conversation original series dedicated to the Native Perspective streaming live monthly on Facebook and on Red Nation Television Network. This exclusive series was born out of a recognition that many Americans know little to nothing about Native Peoples, and that the media provides a far-reaching portal to deliver this meaningful and sought-after education. Serving to amplify visionary Native voices towards a thriving future for all of us, each unique 2-hour episode centers around a timely topic relevant to today’s pandemic(s), offering a clear understanding of the truth from the original peoples of this land for the healing of humanity.

Each monthly episode begins with a new short film, followed by an expertly moderated panel featuring Native voices from multiple generations and nations. The name of this cutting-edge series is inspired by Joanelle Romero’s film of the same name, which was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2000.

Right now there is this moment, this very powerful moment that is THE AMERICAN HOLOCAUST. But, this is not new. It started in 1492 with promises and treaties that were made and never kept and has persisted ever since. Most definitely, for this country, the genocide started almost 530 years ago when Europeans came and looted our land, ravished our people, and annihilated our livelihood. Like never before, it’s time to address the root of the problem head on. There is a window open, we can choose to hold hands and walk though it together or we can choose to continue to go down the rabbit hole and repeat this horrific history.”

— Joanelle Romero, Filmmaker

American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian This powerful, hard-hitting documentary reveals the link between Adolf Hitler’s treatment of German Jews and the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians depicts disturbing parallels between these two Holocausts and explores the historical, social and religious roots of America’s own “ethnic cleansing.” The first Native American made documentary short-listed for an Academy Award® American Holocaust also examines, through the words and experiences of contemporary Indian people, the long term lasting effects of this on-going destructive process and the possible ramifications for the future of American Indian people in the 21st century.

Roots of the Constitution

Before the ideas of inalienable rights, liberty and democracy were strung together in words, they were strung together in beads made of shells in the Wampum Belt of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also known as the Confederacy of the Iroquois. This confederation of Nations consisted of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida & the Mohawk.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of Indigenous peoples, the UN Declaration establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world. It elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situations faced by Indigenous Nations and peoples.

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