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A large movie screen and small groups of people watching in the park across the street from Mia.

Movies in the Park: Blood Memory

Join Mia in celebrating Native women. Inspired by “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” and as part of Minneapolis Parks Movies in the Parks series, Mia will present a miniseries of films by and about Native artists and activists. Pre-film activities curated by MCAD student and filmmaker Courtney Cochran start at 7:30 p.m. Films begin at dusk.

Thursday, July 30, at Father Hennepin Park bandstand*: Blood Memory

Battles over blood quantum and “best interests” resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era. A survivor of this stolen generation returns to heal her Sicangu Lakota community. A child welfare attorney redresses the law he once fought to protect. The future of Indian Country hangs in the balance.

*7–8:30PM Come early for a performance by Blue Dog.

“Bluedog is one self-assured blues band with a brassy lead singer with a voice that will knock you out! Great guitar work, songwriting, and production make this a band that is going to make some BIG noise! A fantastic debut recording.”—Brian Hendrickson, Native American music director, WFHB Community Radio-Bloomington, Indiana