25 Years

"More Than a Word" Documentary

Date: 
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
100 Rapson Hall

Doors open @ 5:30pm

Premiere begins @ 6:00pm

Discussion immediately following



Rapson Hall, Room 100

UMN East Bank Campus

89 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455



More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.



John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and South Dakota. He graduated with his BA from South Dakota State and MA in history from the University of South Dakota. His research focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation, and mascots. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota.

Kenn Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, CO and currently lives in Kansas City, MO. He received his BA in Graphic Design and New Media from Full Sail University in 2013. He is a multifaceted artist, writer, videographer and musician and often combines those abilities on his projects.

For questions or special accommodations about the premiere, please contact:
Fawn J. Grauman-White, UMN Community Engagement Coordinator
Email: Graum007@umn.edu 
Office: 612-624-5052