On September 8 “Canes of Power” was screened by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Seven of New Mexico’s Pueblo Governors and as well as other tribal leaders joined SBP’s production team, Wes and Maura Studi, Senator Tom Udall and Jill Cooper Udall, as well as Washington members of agencies, foundations, educators and filmmakers, for a celebration of the message from Silver Bullet’s new film “Canes of Power.” A reception on the 4th floor of the beautiful National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) was sponsored by Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship, The Dan and Ashlyn Perry Charitable Foundation, and Silver Bullet Productions.
The screening of the film at the Museum theatre met with enthusiastic support. A panel discussion focused on the need for more education projects like the Canes and the important issues of sovereignty.
We thank the generosity of our co-sponsors, and the gracious support of the Smithsonian NMAI. We acknowledge the special guests of the evening Governor Shije (Pueblo of Zia), Governor Rivera (Pueblo of Pojoaque), Governor Vicente (Pueblo of Acoma), Governor Quintana (Pueblo de Cochiti), Governor Lovato (Ohkay Owingeh), Governor Perez (Pueblo of Nambe), Governor Quintana (Pueblo of Santo Domingo), Lt. Governor Pecos (Cochiti), Lt. Governor Aquino, and tribal leader Peter Pino (Zia).