Please note that this event has been rescheduled. Check our website and the paper later for more information.
Thank you to everyone who came to our program with Chris La Tray. I’m excited to announce that the Library will be hosting another Hometown Humanities program through Humanities Montana soon. Here’s the scoop:
The Lewistown Public Library will host the Montana Conversations program “Storytelling: The Power to Connect Our World” with Lailani Upham on April 7, 2022. The program will be held in the upstairs meeting room from 6:00-8:00 PM. The presentation is free and open to the public. Funding for the Montana Conversations program is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust, and private donations.
Using her experience working on the documentary film projects The Sixty-Four Flood and The Blackfeet Flood, Lailani Upham leads participants through a discussion on the creative and healing process of storytelling. In the films, survivors on the Blackfeet Reservation told firsthand, historical accounts nearly fifty years after a tragic flood took lives and homes in the worst natural disaster in Montana history. Upham discusses how the documentary story connected our world. The conversation explores questions like, how are we connected or divided? How do our stories build understanding and human connection? We all have a story that can change our worldviews and bridge a relationship for future generations. This program will offer engaging discussion on untold stories and understandings.
Lailani Upham is an Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet Nation) tribal member, and a descendent from the Aaniiih, Nakoda, and Dakota tribes. She is journalist, educator and business developer in indigenous stories and culture.