The Reconciliation Rising project, co-directed by historian Margaret Jacobs, has produced an 11-minute film called “Return of the Pawnees,” which will premiere on April 29 at 8:00 p.m.
The film chronicles how the Pawnees, once exiled from Nebraska, are now regaining a presence in their homeland due to a significant act of reconciliation.
"In 2007, Roger and Linda Welsch did what few descendants of European immigrants have ever done in the 500-year history of America," Jacobs said. "They returned their plot of sixty acres near Dannebrog, Nebraska, to its original owners."
- On the NET/PBS TV station
- On the NET Nebraska website at netnebraska.org/livestream/
- On Facebook at facebook.com/NebraskaStories
Jacobs is an award-winning professor in the Department of History and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies.
Reconciliation Rising is a multimedia project that showcases the lives and work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the U.S. who are engaged in honestly confronting painful and traumatic histories, promoting meaningful and respectful dialogue between Natives and non-Natives, and creating pathways to reconciliation.