Canes of Power

Sunday Jan 19, 2020

710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511

Phone: (505) 476-1250
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Raising Cane

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is screening the award-winning documentary Canes of Power on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 1pm. The screening takes place inside MIAC’s Kathryn O’Keefe Theatre (710 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe). The film, narrated by Cherokee actor Wes Studi, documents President Abraham Lincoln’s gift of engraved wood canes to each of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo nations. The canes symbolized the recognition of tribal sovereignty at the same time 13 Southern states were seeking their own sovereignty in the form of secession. Following the film, a Q&A session with Dr. Matthew Martinez, deputy director of the museum and associate producer on Canes of Power, is scheduled. The screening is free with admission to MIAC ($7 for New Mexico residents, $12 for nonresidents).

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