Indigenous Film

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

Films will be screened at the Museum’s Phipps IMAX Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 6:30 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening entrance on the east side of the Museum.

Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

February 8
6:30 p.m.

Rising Voices/Hóthaŋiŋpi

Rising Voices/Hóthaŋiŋpi (directors Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey). This hour-long documentary braids together the current struggles of Lakota to learn their tribal language, the historical attempt by the United State to annihilate the language, the rise of immersion language schools, and the participation of outsiders in the rescue of the Lakota language. Short films about the culture, created by Lakota filmmakers and artists, are interwoven with the history to present a multi-faceted picture of the revitalization of the Lakota language. (Florentine Films/Hott Productions and Vision Maker Media, 2015, 57 min.) In English and Lakota with English subtitles.

Closed captioned. A sign language interpreter will be provided upon request for the film discussion - three business days’ notice requested. Contact

Denver American Indian Commissioner Kimimila Locke (Lakota and Ahtna Dine) will lead a discussion with the audience following the film. Kimimila currently teaches Lakota within the Denver Public School System.

2017 Schedule– Film titles to be announced
March 8
April 12
May 10
July 12
August 9
September 13
November 8


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