Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Neither Wolf Nor Dog Film Screening
Kent Nerburn, award-winning author, will attend a film screening of his book-to-film adaptation “Neither Wolf Nor Dog” at CSUMB’s World Theater on Friday, November 2, 2018. This novel, published in 1994 and updated in 2002, is an important commentary about what it means to bear witness in Indian Country. It takes place in the Oglala Lakota Native American reservation located in South Dakota. The reservation was created in 1889 and is the eighth largest reservation in the U.S., larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Set in current time, the film presents a non-fictional presentation of cultural themes, lifestyle, and conflicts experienced by an eighty-some-year-old Oglala Lakota Elder together with an extended kinship of family and friends. The Elder speaks about Indian life, past and present and the values that are held close: "Talk to the Creator", "Be quiet more, listen to the earth instead of building things on it," "Don't blame other people for your troubles" and "Don't try to make people into something they're not." A panel presentation with Kent Nerburn and CSUMB faculty follows the film along with a book signing.
This event is co-sponsored by the Native Advisory Council, Otter Cross Cultural Center, Monterey County Film Commission, School of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies, Department of Psychology, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Personal Growth & Counseling Center, School of Humanities & Communication, Psi Chi, Psy Society, Old Fisherman's Grotto