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December 2009  Volume 4

Native American Student Documentary Selected for Two High-profile Screenings
By Steve Delgado
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Arizona:   "The Chiefs' Prophecy: Survival of the Northern Cheyenne Nation"  is a film by Leo Killsback, a student filmmaker from the University of Arizona. "Prophecy" has been named an official selections for the 34th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, and the 2009 Parliament of the World's Religions in Australia.

Filmed on location on Montana's Northern Cheyenne Nation, Chiefs' Prophecy is a historical narrative of the Northern Cheyenne people and their leaders. Killsback tells this story from the people's perspective. This offers a tribal view that would have been impossible to capture from the outside looking in.

It is an inspiring story of survival and reveals the hope for positive change.

Chiefs' Prophecy first aired on some PBS stations in conjunction with the American Experience series, "We Shall Remain." T

Killsback is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in his university's  American Indian Studies Program. He also teaches American Indian Studies classes at the UA, Tribal Law courses at Tohono O'odham Community College and Anthropology at Pima Community College.

More information on the film including a video preview:

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