Video Premieres at UNCP
Dr. Stan Knick and Mike Clark
Grace: Landmarks In Lumbee Identity," a 30-minute video premiered
on September 12 to packed audiences for two shows in Old Main on the
Campus of UNCP.
produced by the Native American Resource Center
(NARC), Mass Communications Department and Media
Integration Project, speaks to the heart of Lumbee Indian identity.
and anthropologist, Dr. Stan Knick, who directed the video, thanked
the Lumbee community for its help and cooperation in the creation of
community has been so warm and welcoming over the years, and it made
the making of this video so easy," Dr. Knick said.
He also thanked
co-producer and video technical consultant George Johnson, the Media
Integration Project and Two Hawk Employment Service owner Harvey Godwin.
Mr. Godwin provided funds to reproduce the movie, which is on sale at
Dr. Knick also thanked
the six Lumbee speakers in the video: Becky Goins Leviner, Rev. Charles
Locklear, Mike Clark, Ragan Jones, Barbara Braveboy-Locklear and Harvey
Charles Locklear with
UNCP student Caroline Evans
focuses on core features of Lumbee culture: home and family; religion
and spirituality; education and Old Main; the river and the land. Throughout
the documentary, the six speakers express their views on how these critical
issues relate to everyday Lumbee life.
may have difficulty seeing into the currents of history which flow in
our river, in our stories, in our veins," says the opening narrative.
"But we see. We know. We remain."
"We live in
an intricate web of family, land and spirituality. We know who we are,
and we recognize our own," continues the narrative.
Mr. Godwin said
it is an important project. "This is about our identity and it
is about how we value ourselves," Mr. Godwin said. "This video
can be an important education tool for our children."
share their worldviews in a video that is set to music with historic
and modern photographs woven into the script. Non-Lumbees get a view
of a world they can see and relate to but one which they may never completely
understand, and Lumbees are given a unique opportunity to see their
Copies of the video
are currently available for $12 at the Native
American Resource Center at UNCP. For more information call the
Native American Resources Center in Old Main at 910.521.8282.
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