Vision Maker Media ( and The Ross Media Arts Center are thrilled to announce the second set of films of the Native American Film Series (NAFS) 2024 includes Return of the Sacred Pole and Medicine Woman. The first film tells the story of the Omaha tribe and its reclaiming of the sacred pole, its importance to their heritage, its stay at the Peabody and its return to its owners. What does it take to heal people? That’s the question at the heart of Medicine Woman, a one-hour PBS documentary interweaving the lives of Native healers of today with that of the first Native American doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte. Screenings are March 11 at 7:10 p.m. at The Ross Media Arts Center.

The NAFS features artist profiles, musical performances, family stories and documentaries on historical figures and traditions. Screenings will take place the second Monday of each month in 2024. Admission is free and open to the public. Shows and times are available at or via the Ross hot line at (402) 472-5353.

The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center brings independent, documentary, international and classic films to Lincoln and the University. Located at 13th and R streets, The Ross shows movies seven days a week and hosts events including visiting filmmaker talks, post-show discussions, theatre and opera broadcasts.

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