2018 Mother Tongue Film Festival – Now accepting Film Submissions!

2018 Mother Tongue Film Festival – Now accepting Film Submissions!

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC/USA

http://recoveringvoices.si.edu/MTFF.html

Films will be accepted until September 1, 2017.

 

About the Mother Tongue Film Festival

The Mother Tongue Film Festival, a collaborative Smithsonian annual event, initiated by the Recovering Voices Program of the National Museum of Natural History, celebrates the United Nations International Mother Languages Day by showcasing recently produced feature and short-length films about the cultural richness of Indigenous and endangered languages.

Partners

The Mother Tongue Film Festival is a collaboration between Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Programming support has also been provided by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Funding support for the Mother Tongue Film Festival has been provided by the three Smithsonian Recovering Voices partners across the Institution: National Museum of the American Indian, National Museum of Natural History and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, with additional support from the Mexican Cultural Institute and the New Zealand Embassy. This program has also received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

Submitting a film for the 2018 MTFF? Complete the 2018 MTFF Film Submission Link

Please complete the online submission form – and email RecoveringVoices@si.edu with any questions.

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Video: EvalPartners Global Forum

Dr. Nicole Bowman of Bowman Performance consulting attended EvalPartners in the Kyrgyz Republic. Enjoy this sneak peek at the exciting event.

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About the Conference

The Third Global Evaluation Forum organized by EvalPartners took place in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic from April 25 to 28, 2017. It brought together government representatives, parliamentarians, development partners, foundations, the private sector, universities, the civil society, and the evaluation community to review progress of the EvalAgenda 2020, particularly in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to map out productive partnerships for the future. Testimonies of Forum participants on the significance of the event are presented on Youtube.

Participants to the Forum worked hard, took stock of the situation, and planned for the future, but a recurring theme was the need for strong links among the various efforts to promote quality evaluation in support of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. A concrete result of the deliberations was the adoption of the Bishkek Partnership Statement which was signed in the presence of the Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic.

About BPC

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research and evaluation company.  Located in Shawano, WI BPC (www.bpcwi.com) provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity from our value-added services in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term.

Video: President of the American Evaluation Association, Dr. Kathryn Newcomer’s Testimony at EvalPartners Global Forum

This video presents testimonies from the Third Global Evaluation forum, organized by EvalPartners.

EvalPartners, the Global Partnership for evaluation capacity development together with International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) are planning for the third Global Evaluation Forum to be held from 24-27 April 2017.

The GEF III addressed priorities for evaluation during the first five years of the 15-year period addressed by the SDGs. EvalAgenda 2020 was approved during the second Global Evaluation Forum and voluntary collaborative road-map for its implementation was established by the various stakeholders attended the forum.

The GEF III brang together, as previous events, government representatives, parliamentarians, evaluation community, development partners, civil society, and the media to review progress of the EvalAgenda2020, particularly in the context of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were launched in September 2015, are now under implementation and where evaluation is seen as an important contributor to the follow-up and review processes.

Dr. Bowman’s video testimony from EvalPartners & United Nations Evaluation Global Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

This video presents testimonies from the Third Global Evaluation forum, organized by EvalPartners.

EvalPartners, the Global Partnership for evaluation capacity development together with International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) are planning for the third Global Evaluation Forum to be held from 24-27 April 2017.

The GEF III addressed priorities for evaluation during the first five years of the 15-year period addressed by the SDGs. EvalAgenda 2020 was approved during the second Global Evaluation Forum and voluntary collaborative road-map for its implementation was established by the various stakeholders attended the forum.

The GEF III brang together, as previous events, government representatives, parliamentarians, evaluation community, development partners, civil society, and the media to review progress of the EvalAgenda2020, particularly in the context of the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were launched in September 2015, are now under implementation and where evaluation is seen as an important contributor to the follow-up and review processes.

FREE Streaming Films!

Vision Maker will be streaming free films available through visionmakermedia.org and americanarchive.org. One of the available films will be by director Michelle Danforth (Oneida), titled The Oneida Speak during the week of June 20.

The following films will be streaming free in June:

June 13 ……………… Injunuity

June 20 ……………… The Oneida Speak

June 27 ……………… Who Owns the Past?

INJUNUITY

This film is an eye-popping, mind-jolting mix of animation, music and real voices collected from interviews with Native Americans across the country to create a distinct view of modern America from a uniquely contemporary Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim; every thought and opinion is real. Told through nine short films that cover such topics as language preservation, sacred site degradation, consumerism and the environment, Injunuity is a thought-provoking collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present and our undiscovered future.

Producers: Adrian Baker (Hopi) and Manny Lieras

THE ONEIDA SPEAK

This documentary blends traditional Oneida storytelling with modern media, providing a window to a world that no longer exists. In the 1930s, a group of elders from the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin participated in FDR’s Works Progress Administration Writers Project and shared stories of their life on the farm. In numerous journals written in Oneida, the elders recall historical personal accounts of detrimental land-grabbing policies, and the devastating impact of small pox and boarding schools in this film which was nominated for two Emmys.

Producer: Michelle Danforth (Oneida)

WHO OWNS THE PAST?

The final decades of the 20th century brought unprecedented changes for American Indians, especially in the areas of human rights and tribal sovereignty. In 1990, after a long struggle between Indian rights groups and the scientific establishment, the Native American Graves Repatriation and Protection Act was passed. For American Indians, this was perhaps the most important piece of civil and human rights legislation of this century. But a case tested these claims, and Who Owns the Past? focuses on the controversy that emerged with the Kennewick Man.

Producer: Jed Riffe

5th Annual CRCAIH Summit archived presentations NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Did you miss the Summit this year?

Is there a presentation you’d like to hear again?

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We are pleased to announce that the presentation videos and slides from the 2017 Summit are now archived on our website! Click on the button below to see archived presentations from our incredible lineup of speakers!

2017 Archive

You can also find archived presentations from the preconference workshops.

Workshops

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