By Lana Bradstream
After a showing at The Journey Museum on Saturday, filmmakers Mitchell Zephier Sr., Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier held a panel discussion with the audience in hopes of finding ways to improve the film before the finished product is released. According to St. Pierre, final editing of the documentary is taking place in New York.
To illustrate, filmmakers focused on the Broken Spoke Saloon and former owner Jay Allen's quest to obtain a liquor license. The Broken Spoke is near Bear Butte, and in the film, Native Americans talk about how difficult it is to pray, perform ceremonies and make offerings of tobacco and cloth on the mountain when there is a bar nearby filled with noise and alcohol.
For more on the subject, see Bars vs. Bear Butte and Clash Over Bear Butte.
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Rob's not kidding, and his knowledge of things Native is phenomenal.
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