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Native American Film Festival to Be Held November 7 - 9 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Omaha's Second Annual Native American Film Festival, November 7-9, 2014, will showcase ten feature films, documentaries, and animations. co-presented by the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) Native American Studies, Inter-tribal Student Council, Office of Multicultural Affairs, American Multicultural Students, and Vision Maker Media, the event features special appearances by directors and actors with workshops for local filmmakers and actors.

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UNO Native American Film Festival - FREE EVENT / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / CONCESSIONS ON SITE / FREE PARKING AT UNO - At any metered spot or faculty, staff, student surface lots!

Schedule of Events!

KANEKO will host a screening of the documentary Across the Creek as a part of the Second Annual UNO Native American Film Festival on Friday, Nov. 7 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited so reserve your spot when you click on the link below and go to the Register Now button that is listed on the KANEKO webpage.

Across the Creek Trailer


Welcome to Native American Studies


Native American Studies (NAS) was established as an academic program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1992. The program is interdisciplinary, combining the efforts of faculty throughout the university. Native American Studies offers students an opportunity to learn about Native American Cultures - literature, history, arts, values, lifeways, spirituality, and social and political institutions. The program also has a long-standing tradition of activism on contemporary issues.

Native American Studies introduces students to differences in the perspectives of European-American and Native American cultures on a wide variety of topics, including issues relating to communication across the cultural boundaries of both past and present eras. Students gain an awareness of humanistic knowledge within the framework of North American human experience. Some students are of Native American descent, but many are not.

Classes often are taken by students from a number of fields to satisfy cultural-diversity requirements. Students also include NAMS courses in programs leading to degrees in medicine, law, education, public administration, social work, and criminal justice. Native American Studies graduates have formed an association to assist in the promotion of Native American Studies. Contact Dr. Beth Ritter for information about Native American Studies Alumni Association.

Dr. Dennis J. Smith, Director, Native American Studies
Arts and Sciences Hall 287C
402-554-3688, email


Here We Go Again - The contemporary ledger art used on this page was chosen as the cover for the 2010 Native American Art Calendar. It was painted by Dolores Purdy Corcoran, a Caddo artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico.