Posted at 7:05 AM on March 7, 2008
by Euan Kerr
The Walker Art Center's 'Women with Vision" series gets off to a great start this evening with the first public screening anywhere of "Older than America" the film shot in late 2006 on the Fond du Lac reservation in northern Minnesota.
It's an uncompromising story about the tragic legacy of the Indian boarding schools. It's believed that more than 100,000 Native American children passed through the hunders of such schools in the U.S. and Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
We will have a piece on MPR this evening based on my interview with director Georgine Lightning.