Native American Graffiti

Alicia Brown

Alicia Brown

The award-winning film American Indian Graffiti will be shown at SDSU on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring the film as part of Native American Heritage Month.

American Indian Graffiti opened in February 2004 in Oklahoma City. The film won Best Feature Film at the Cherokee Film Festival 2004.

Steven Martin, program advisor to Native American Programs at the Office of Multiculutural Affairs, heard of the film from his friend Steve Judd, one of the Oklahomans behind the film’s production.

American Indian Graffiti was written and directed by Judd, along with Tvli Jacob. Judd, of the Choctaw/Kiowa tribes, and Jacob, of the Choctaw tribe, formed Restless Natives Motion Picture Production Company to portray a realistic view of Native Americans today.

American Indian Graffiti will begin at 7 p.m. in Ag-Bio room 100B. The event is free to the SDSU community.

Martin will introduce Judd, who will answer questions from the audience after the film.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring other events on campus in celebration of Native American Heritage Month as well. The events scheduled include:

* Tuesday, Oct. 12: Richie Plass of the Menominee and Stockbridge-Munsee tribes will present Indian 101. He will share cultural views and discuss the issue of abolishing Native American mascots. Plass will speak at Biostress room 103 at 7 p.m.

* Wednesday, Oct. 20: Floyd Red Crow Westerman will present his documentary on the holocaust of American Indians and will also sing. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Dairy Micro room 100.

* Monday, Nov. 8: Luke Warm Water of the Oglala Lakota will share his stories and poetry at noon in Ag-Bio room 101.