- Sep 25 2022
DR. SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE | Free Screening
Join us for a special FREE SCREENING of the documentary DR. SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE on Sunday, September 25 followed by a Q&A. Presented by the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and co-sponsored by the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
DR. SUSAN LA FLESCHE PICOTTE
The first Native American to become a physician, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte, fought hard for the health, wellness, and spiritual and cultural lives of her Omaha people. She was a doctor, healer, teacher, and so much more. Over 100 years after her death, her legacy still continues as many Indigenous women look to her for inspiration and follow in her footsteps. On Indigenous People’s Day in 2021, a statue of her likeness was erected on Centennial Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska. Next to her sculpture reads her words, “I shall always fight good and hard, even if I have to fight alone.”
The Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte documentary was made in partnership with The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and also partially funded by Humanities Nebraska and special donors Jane L. Johnson and Joan Desens.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A with panelists Ingrid Holmquist, Susan Picotte, Larry Small, and Judi gaiashkibos.