BETWEEN TWO KNEES
Seattle Rep presents BETWEEN TWO KNEES by Indigenous sketch comedy troupe The 1491s, from March 3 to March 26, 2023. Librarians at Seattle Public Library created this list of books, films and music to enhance your experience of the show.
Lisa Bird-Wilson's (Cree-Metis) novel is a funny and tender look at a 30-something Métis woman raised by adoptive white parents, and her journey to reconnect with her Indigenous heritage through a series misadventures and discoveries.
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Our History Is the Future
Activist, scholar, and Lower Brule Sioux citizen Estes traces the history of Indigenous resistance to colonization and environmental degradation from first contact to the present day in this spirited account.
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First Nations Comedy Experience - Season 1
This show aims to shine a light on Native comedy, bringing these amazing comics into the mainstream! -- publisher's copy
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Framing Red Power
This digital history project explores the history of the Trail of Broken Treaties, newspaper coverage, and the American Indian Movement's use of media in crafting their image.View Framing Red Power
From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: A Reporter's Journey
In this documentary, a rookie NPR reporter defies a media blackout and travels to the 1973 American Indian Movement (AIM) occupation of Wounded Knee. 40 years later, he has a chance meeting with a Yurok man, an AIM member who was also there. Together they begin a new investigation into a murder and the growing occupation at Standing Rock that echoes Wounded Knee decades prior.
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One More Saturday Night
First Nations hip hop/electronica group Halluci Nation (formerly A Tribe Called Red) currently consists of Tim "2oolman" Hill (Mohawk, of the Six Nations of the Grand River), and Ehren "Bear Witness" Thomas (of the Cayuga First Nation).
Format: Music CD
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The 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance Comic Book
A groundbreaking illustrated history of Indigenous activism and resistance in the Americas over the previous 500 years, from contact to present day, newly revised and updated in full color by author Gord Hill (Kwakwaka'wakw). --- publisher's copy
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Calling for A Blanket Dance
Author Oscar Hokeah (Cherokee/Kiowa) weaves a kaleidoscope of a story spanning multiple generations and perspectives within one Native American family, threads which converge on young Ever Geimausaddle and the choices he must make for his future.
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Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese's
Midge (Hunkpapa Lakota) brings a healthy dose of humor to her thoughtful explorations of Indigenous identity, contemporary politics and pop culture in this collection of personal reflections on life as a Native woman in 21st-century America.
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