"Native America Today: Regional Perspectives" is the fall lecture and film series sponsored by the Utah Museum of Natural History.
Free lectures will be held on five consecutive Tuesday nights in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the University of Utah campus. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.Oct. 2: The Shoshone. A Salt Lake premiere of the documentary "To Protect Mother Earth," which details the current efforts of the Dann sisters to enforce the Treaty of Ruby Valley (Nevada) and keep the government from taking their land for nuclear testing. Speakers include Carrie Dann.
Oct. 9: The Navajo. A locally produced vidoe explores current Navajo issues such as cultural assimilation. With filmmaker Linda Sillitoe and narrator Clyde Benally.
Oct. 16: The Ute. Ten years of Ute history will be discussed and short videos shown. With Larry Cesspooch producer, and Clifford Duncan, Ute Tribal Historian.
Oct. 23: The Paiute. Travis Parashonts and Gary Tom will show and discuss a new video on traditional storytelling and current political issues.
Oct. 30: Urban American Indians. A panel discussion on topics such as social and economic barriers. Moderator is Nola Lodge, instructor in ethnic studies at the U.
On Oct. 2, beginning at 6 p.m., Brua Hucko will have a free photography exhibit, "Gesture of Kinship," the result of living 10 years with Navojos in Montezuma Creek.