Fighting Indians | Feature Documentary
We're in post production with "Fighting Indians" and we've managed, up to this point, to finance the film from our own funds. We've also been honored to have so many gifts of knowledge, expertise, and resources from those who believe in the cause to help us get to this point. However, we would be immensely grateful if you can donate to help get this film across the finish line. These funds will be invested in legal and insurance fees and post production work that we cannot do in house.
On May 16th, 2019, The State of Maine made history by passing LD 944 An Act to Ban Native American Mascots in All Public Schools, the first legislation of its kind in the country. For Maine’s tribal nations, the landmark legislation marked an end to a decades long struggle to educate the public on the harms of Native American mascoting. Fighting Indians chronicles the last and most contentious holdout in that struggle, the homogeneously white Skowhegan High School, known for decades as “The Home of the Indians”. This is the story of a small New England community forced to reckon with its identity, its sordid history, and future relationship with its indigenous neighbors. It is a story of a small town divided against the backdrop of a nation divided where the “mascot debate” exposes centuries old abuses while asking if reconciliation is possible.