Native American Film NightBy: Aurora Sain, Reporter
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A film that looks into a word used daily that is offensive to many Americans is headed to Sierra College for a viewing and discussion.
“More than a Word,” looks into the word “redskin” and the NFL mascot.
The documentary, directed by John and Kenn Little of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.
Counselor and coordinator of the Wonoti Program at Sierra College, Dianna Tiger started the film series this year.
“I wanted to have more inclusion on campus,” she said.
Attendees have a chance to watch the film and then talk about it afterward.
There will be one film a month scheduled until the end of the semester.
“People can come and take part and learn more,” said Tiger.
The film will feature commentary from those who are in favor of changing the name of the Washington Redskins and those who are against changing it.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league would not pressure the Washington Redskins to change their team name.