||Speakers. KVSC radio presents "Dakota Conflict and Exile 150 Years Reflected" on Thursday, December 6 at SCSU. Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Kristian Berg, who wrote and produced two films Dakota Conflict and Dakota Exile, will screen Dakota Exile and discuss the historically significant film.
The documentaries aired on TPT Television and PBS stations nationwide. Former Tribal Chairman of the Lower Sioux Community, Dakota elder and educator David Larsen will join Berg to discuss the U.S. – Dakota War of 1862 as well as efforts today to preserve the Dakota culture and language in Minnesota.
The program begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Miller Center Auditorium at SCSU. It is a free event, open to students and the community.
Berg is a 1982 graduate of St. Cloud State University’s Mass Communications program. He currently works as a Senior Producer and Director at Penn State Public Broadcasting. Berg has written and directed stories for national PBS series like History Detectives, NOVA: ScienceNOW, Newton’s Apple and ZOOM!
Larsen is a Dakota educator and elder, former Tribal Chairman of the Lower Sioux Community, Tribal Historian, and descendant of Chief Wapasha (Wabasha). He served as a Dakota adviser during the production of the documentaries.
“Dakota Conflict and Exile 150 Reflected” coincides with the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War, which resulted in the death or exile from Minnesota of most of the Dakota people. KVSC Radio received a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund to support Arts and Cultural presentations in Central Minnesota, including “Dakota Conflict and Exile 150 Years Reflected.”
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