“The Winter’s Tale” film discussion panel for Native American Heritage Month

Nov. 23, 2020

Media Contact:
Livia Millard, multicultural coordinator, lmillard@wvc.edu
Dr. Kestrel Smith, American Indian Indigenous Studies instructor,  ksmith@wvc.edu

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month (November), the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College at Omak and the Red Road Association are hosting a Zoom panel discussion of the making of the film “The Winter’s Tale,” a Wenatchi tribal documentary on from 4:30-5:30 p.m. November 30.

The Winter's Tale Official Trailer from Icicle Creek Center for the Arts on Vimeo.

Prior to the event, participants are required to register for the webinar. Registered participants will receive a link to watch the film on Vimeo in advance of the panel, and will then receive a link to join the Zoom panel discussion. The film will not be shown at the panel discussion. Watch “The Winter’s Tale” official trailer.

Panel members are producer and director Amelia Yokel, Colville tribal oral historian and storyteller Randy Lewis, geologist Nick Zentner, student Josiah Davison and Native flutiest Arnold Cleveland.

“The Winter’s Tale” takes its name from a time-honored practice when, in the deep of winter, a tribal elder would gather the young people around and begin to tell a story. The stories would unfold over not just hours, but over a period of days. The purpose of the film project was to capture the stories to share. The movie was made as a directed film study through the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.

For more information, please contact Livia Millard at lmillard@wvc.edu or Dr. Kestrel Smith at ksmith@wvc.edu.


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