NWCCD celebrates Native American Heritage Month with films

Sheridan College faculty member Donovan Sprague is featured in one of two films NWCCD is sharing this month to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. (Courtesy photo)

The Northern Wyoming Community College District is celebrating Native American Heritage Month this month with two films.

South Dakota Public Broadcast’s award-winning documentary “Red Bow” is available for the public to view free online. The film documents the journey of country music singer/songwriter Buddy Red Bow from his early days in Red Shirt, South Dakota, to his induction in the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame.

Donovan Sprague, Sheridan College history faculty member and advisor for the Native American Student Organization and the Multiculture Center, is featured in the film.

In addition, Northern Wyomng Community College District students, faculty and employees have free access to the award-winning documentary “Warrior Women,” sponsored by Kooi Library and the Sheridan College Native American Student Organization. The film explores how activist legacies can be passed down and transformed from generation to generation.

Sprague, who is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe, has spoken at numerous celebrations in honor of Native American Heritage Month, including university across the world.

He said American Heritage Month is an excellent way for people to recognize the contributions that Native Americans have made to society, and the two films highlight individuals who are being recognized for their work, ability and careers.

“Red Bow” can be accessed by going to https://watch.sdpb.org/show/red-bow.

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