100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice

100 YEARS: One Woman’s Fight for Justice
Directed by Melinda Janko
Produced by Melinda Janko and Michele Ohayon

Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Main Stage Theatre

Ticket Price: $20 Reserved; $10 Student Reserved
Documentary Film & Panel Discussion

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 DC.

100 YEARS is the story of Cobell’s 30-year fight for justice for 300,000 Native Americans whose mineral rich lands were grossly 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. This documentary film tells the compelling story of how she prevailed.

Cobell was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016.

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.

John E. Echohawk
Executive Director and Attorney for the Native American Rights Fund
Melinda Janko
Producer/Director, Fire In The Belly Productions


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