2011.11.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
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Native Heritage Month Kicks Off With Documentary, Discussion
Omaha - In 1977, Leonard Peltier was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison for the first-degree murder of two FBI at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Over 30 years later, Peltier’s case remains a hot topic of discussion in the Native community.
As part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) focus on Native Heritage, the 1992 documentary, Incident at Oglala, which examines Peltier’s arrest and conviction, will be shown in the Milo Bail Student Center's Nebraska Room Nov. 9.
After the film, which starts at 11 a.m., UNO’s Inter-Tribal Student Council will lead a discussion of the film that will conclude at 2 p.m. Free food will be provided at the event.
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