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Opening Night Feature Film "Sitting Bulls Voice"

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Born a lineal great grandson to the great Lakota spiritual leader Sitting Bull, Ernie LaPointe begins a quest to become a voice for his great grandfather. He struggles to overcome alcohol and heavy marijuana use by revisiting his culture and embracing the same spiritual ways of his great grandfather. As a result he becomes Sitting Bull’s voice in telling his great grandfather’s history and spiritual ways.

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Sitting Bulls Great Grandson Ernie LaPointe, Director Bill Matson, and film narrator John Thorpe, Olympian Jim Thorpe’s Grandson will be in attendance.

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This film is sponsored by One Nation Walking Together

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Opening Night Reception At Tim Gill Center following Film

Sponsored by NT Sliders and Bristol Brewing Serving Chief Root Beer

This is a non-alcohol event

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Book Signing – Ernie Lapointe will sign his book “Sitting Bull His Life and Legacy”  The family tales and memories told to him about his great-grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Sitting Bull. LaPointe explains the discrepancies, how they occurred, and why he wants to tell his story of Tatanka Iyotake.

Ernie LaPointe, a great-grandson of Sitting Bull, was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He is a Sundancer and lives the traditional way of the Lakota and follows the rules of the sacred pipe. He lives in South Dakota.

The only book on Sitting Bull written by a lineal descendant

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