The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Hosts Special Documentary Screening “100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice”

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The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts special documentary screening

“100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice”

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will host a documentary film screening and panel discussion of 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. This documentary, twelve years in the making, tells the story of one Native American woman’s 30-year fight for justice. Reserved tickets are $20, and $10 student tickets can be purchased with a valid ID directly through the Box Office. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200, or online at https://arvadacenter.org/100-years-one-womans-fight-for-justice.  

 

When Elouise Cobell, a Blackfeet warrior from Montana, started asking questions about missing money from government managed Indian Trust accounts, she never imagined that one day she would be taking on the world’s most powerful government. As Treasurer of her tribe, she discovered a trail of fraud and corruption leading all the way from Montana to Washington D.C.

 

100 Years is the story of Cobell’s 30-year fight for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral-rich lands were mismanaged by the United States Government. In 1996, Cobell filed the largest class-action lawsuit ever filed against the federal government. For 15 years, and through three presidential administrations, Elouise Cobell’s unrelenting spirit never quit. Cobell was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. This documentary film tells the story of how she prevailed.  

 

For more details on the film visit http://www.100yearsthemovie.com/

A discussion featuring film director and producer, Melinda Janko and John Echohawk, Executive Director and Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund will follow the film screening. The event is sponsored by Fire In The Belly Productions and the Native American Bank. For more details on the film visit http://www.100yearsthemovie.com/

 

100 YEARS: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

Directed by Melinda Janko, produced by Melinda Janko and Michele Ohayon

Friday, February 10 at 7:00 pm

Main Stage Theatre

Ticket Price: $20 Reserved; $10 Student Reserved