Modern Native Warriors, a new 33 minute documentary film created by Veronica Maday, will be shown at the Bozeman Public Library on Thursday, July 26 at 5 p.m. followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. This documentary explores the identity of Native American Veterans as they relate to the history of American colonial expansion and modern military service. In the film, Maday personalizes the individual struggles of veterans from various Indian tribes and shares insight to the paradox of why Native people would serve a country that historically attempted to terminate them. It follows a Lakota/Ojibwa woman who searches for other native veterans to discuss how they feel about their service. The result is a journey of discovery and personal growth/healing.
Filmmaker Veronica Maday is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and was raised in Northern Wisconsin. Maday works as the Executive Director for the Indian Nonprofit Alliance; an organization dedicated to assisting tribal nonprofits in the management and leadership areas of capacity building, and providing a link for rural nonprofits to the funding sector. There is no charge for the public screening of this film and everyone is invited to attend.