Sat, Apr 29|
EDGE Documentary | Free Screening
Join us in viewing EDGE at the Museum of Indigenous People. Located in our Pueblo Building this Saturday, April 29 at 6 PM. The running time is 28 minutes. There will be a Q&A with the director following the film. Complimentary light refreshments will be served.
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Prescott, 147 N Arizona Ave, Prescott, AZ 86301, USA
About the Event
It's estimated that every two weeks, the world loses an Indigenous language. Why does that matter? Without language, cultures and traditions can't be passed on and celebrated. Without the wisdom of the past, there isn't much of a future to look forward to.
EDGE, a short documentary, aims to educate and inspire people of all backgrounds as to the importance of preserving the language and traditions of Indigenous cultures, as well as to show the connection between knowing who you are where you came from, and the future of the earth as a whole.
Centuries of genocide have all but wiped out most Indigenous cultures from the face of the earth. Those that have survived hang on by the thread of a spider's web.
To give you an idea of the crisis, there are fewer than thirteen elders who were taught the Tewa language as their first language still living in the San Ildefonso Pueblo of New Mexico. Tewa being their first language means they know the most pure and complete form. If their knowledge and wisdom isn't preserved, the Pueblo will suffer and unimaginable loss as they pass away. Stories, histories, wisdom... all of it will be scattered to the winds, never to be retrieved. This is unfortunately a common thread with all Native languages.