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Events and Screenings

The American Buffalo - Community Lecture Series

A series of FREE lectures examining the new Ken Burns film and the powerful relationships between the indigenous peoples of New Mexico and the American buffalo

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NMPBS Presents a conversation with Jason Asenap.

Wednesday, October 4th at 4-6 p.m.
Waters Reading Room at Zimmerman Library
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87106

This free event is in conjunction with the PBS documentary, "The American Buffalo." Light food will be provided.

About the Speaker

Jason Asenap (Comanche/Muscogee) is a filmmaker, journalist, and award-winning film critic. His criticism and reviews earned awards from the Native American Journalist Association in 2020 and 2022. His lecture interrogates the limits of film genres, including documentaries, in questions of Native identities and representation.

Native America, Season 2 - Screening & Discussion

Join NMPBS for a free premiere screening of Native America, Season 2 - a groundbreaking portrait of contemporary Indian Country. Building on the success of the first season, this four-part Native directed series reveals the beauty and power of today’s Indigenous world. Followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers moderated by Shawn Spruce, host of the national radio program Native America Calling.

Tuesday, October 10th 7-9 p.m.
KiMo Theatre
423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.

Meet The Panelists

A man wearing a leather jacket and a watch in the community.Gary is a seasoned veteran of the entertainment industry with nearly four decades of experience. His inclusive storytelling approach is born of a unique entry point into the film industry – through the world of street and circus performing. This quest for connection inspired him to explore the accessibility of VHS as a medium to democratize storytelling and a journey of participatory media projects, working with prisoners, hospitalized children, and developmentally challenged adults. Films from this era include Prisoners, his first documentary, now in the permanent collections of MoMA and the Pompidou in Paris. Inspired by the connective and personal power of television, Glassman founded Providence Pictures in 1996. Under the Providence Pictures banner he has made over 60 films for the world’s leading broadcasters and been honored with the industry’s most prestigious awards.

A man from the community wearing sunglasses and a gray jacket.Daniel is a traditional singer and is involved in master apprentice language revitalization. He graduated in 2000 Cum Laude from San Francisco State University receiving a BA in Film Production and a minor in American Indian Studies. He founded Hokan Media LLC in 1997 as a means to produce social issue documentary and narrative films and teach hands-on digital filmmaking to at-risk youth. He participated in the prestigious WGBH-Boston Producers Workshop in 2010. His award-winning films have screened both nationally on PBS and internationally and have been supported by CPB and Vision Maker Media.

A smiling woman fostering community, wearing glasses and a black top.Jennifer is a digital storyteller, designer, and mentor who was raised and rooted on the Navajo Nation in northwest New Mexico. Deeply committed to centering cultural memory on the Native American experience, Jen draws upon her experience to lead national research initiatives, manage grant programs, and co-design transformative leadership development experiences for Indigenous participants, including Co-Directing the Native American Fellowship Program at the Peabody Essex Museum. She has also served on advisory committees for national and global institutions who want to create genuinely reciprocal relationships with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, makers and talent. She looks forward to continuing to work with BIPOC communities to uplift their voices and share their stories.

A man sitting in front of a community shack.Manuelito is the director of the Navajo Nation Museum.  He has worked with staff to see the completion of numerous exhibits which are 100-percent Native-built from concept, curation and creation. In the pursuit of Native language preservation, Wheeler and his wife Jennifer are working with major motion picture studios like Lucasfilm Ltd. and Walt Disney Pictures to dub popular movies into the Navajo language.

A Native American man representing his community while wearing a necklace.Shawn is the host of Native America Calling, a national daily, call-in radio show focused on Native issues from a Native perspective. He is an enrolled member of Laguna Pueblo. He comes from a financial education and community development background but has a broad knowledge of a lot of subjects which makes him a natural for live radio interviews. He first appeared on Native America Calling as a guest in 2011.


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