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Online screening event to feature creators of new PBS documentary: THE HORSE RELATIVE
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GRANITE FALLS, Minn — The public is invited to participate in a special online screening and discussion event on Thursday October 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. CST with the creators of THE HORSE RELATIVE--a new documentary filmed in South Dakota and Minnesota that will be shown on PBS stations nationally during Native American Heritage Month in November 2020. Those interested in taking part in this event can register through the website.

THE HORSE RELATIVE features the historic art of horse regalia and how it is being revived and reinterpreted by Lakota, Nakota and Dakota communities.

Artists James Star Comes Out and Keith Braveheart of the Oglala Lakota tribe of South Dakota collaborated with Pioneer PBS of Granite Falls and Dakota Wicohan of Morton to create this documentary which shares stories of Native lives with the sacred horse and the centuries-old tradition of dressing horses for ceremonies and celebrations. Museum curator Ashley Pourier and museum educator Audrey Jacobs from The Heritage Center at Red Cloud on the Pine Ridge Reservation are interviewed in the film.

Darwin Strong, a rancher and entertainer from Morton will moderate the hour-and-a-half-long event which will include the viewing of segments of the documentary followed by discussion and panelist commentary. Panelists include: James Star Comes Out, featured artist and co-producer; Eileen O'Keefe Executive Director of Dakota Wicohan; Dana Conroy, senior producer withPioneer PBS; and Ashley Pourier, curator of The Heritage Center at Red Cloud

Event sponsors include Dakota Wicohan, The Heritage Center at Red Cloud, The Department of Public Transformation and Moving Lives Minnesota: Stories of Origin & Immigration. For more information, contact Patrick Moore, communications director at Pioneer PBS at 320-841-1487 or by emailing