People of the Standing Stone: Film Premiere & Panel Discussion

The United States of America has an exceptionally diverse heritage, but the roles of many of its multiethnic ancestors have often been misrepresented in—or altogether excluded from—the telling of our nation’s history.

Join us for a special evening program, in partnership with the Oneida Indian Nation, that will explore how history is often oversimplified to remove nuance or omit inconvenient truths.  The program will begin with a screening of “People of the Standing Stone,” a 25-minute film narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner and directed by award-winning documentarian Ric Burns. The documentary traces the history of the Oneida Nation and how it stood in solidarity with General George Washington to help America forge its independence during the Revolutionary War.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion entitled “Our Shared History: Lifting Up Lesser Known Stories of our Nation’s Founding.” Panelists include Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian; Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative, Nation Enterprises CEO, and a Museum Board Member; and Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, the Museum’s Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions and Programming. It will be moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, President and CEO of WURD 900-AM.