The story of the Navajo men enlisted in the Marines during World War II. From 1942-1945, the Code Talkers devised an unbreakable code in their native language and transmitted vital messages in the midst of combat against the Japanese.
Nov. 10, 5 pm - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Animated Film for Children. A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.
The story of the revitalization of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. The Wampanoag’s ancestors ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. Nevertheless, through resilience and courage they kept their identity alive and remained on their ancestral lands. Now a cultural revival is taking place. Nov. 21, 8 pm - "Segnali di Fumo" - Smoke Signals. Evening dedicated to Native American Culture. Presentation of the Native American Pow Wow Agenda dedicated to Paolo Zanier by the painter, Sabrina Matucci.
Nov. 28, 10
am - Short Story Club - Contemporary Native American Poets