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Journey into the mind and soul of Native America’s most celebrated author of poetry and prose with N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear, a feature-length documentary exploring the life of Pulitzer Prize winning author Navarro Scott Momaday.
Featuring interviews with Rilla Askew, Joy Harjo, Jeff Bridges, James Earle Jones, and more, N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear visually captures the essence of Momaday’s writings and storytelling, relating each written line to his unique Kiowa/American experience representing ancestry, place, and oral history.
The film will be introduced by Traci Morris, director of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University. An informal conversation and Q&A will follow in the lounge after the event. Tickets are $9.95. As seating is limited, we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance. Presented in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.
About the Speaker
Traci L Morris is the director of the American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) at Arizona State University and a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. Under her leadership, the AIPI has grown and diversified its service to Indian Country via an MOU formalizing a long-standing partnership with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and forming the Tribal Economic Leadership Program offering training in Tribal Economic Governance and Tribal Financial Management; access to entrepreneurship training and tribal business support through Inno-Nations; and Economic Development Consulting; and, the formalization of the Institute via by-laws and an advisory board comprised of both internal ASU leadership and external tribal and non-tribal leadership.
About the Piper Center
Established in 2003 with a gift from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is a non-academic university center dedicated to offering talks, readings, classes, workshops, and other literary events and programs for the larger community. To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our website at http://piper.asu.edu.