Nevada Indian Commission debut Stewart Indian School documentary
The Stewart Indian School Preservation Alliance (SISPA), in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission, hosted the premiere of a new documentary, “Stewart Indian School: Home of the Braves,” at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno this Monday evening.
The 60-minute documentary, produced and directed by JoAnne Peden and co-directed by Sam Santoro, discusses the controversial school located in Carson City that changed the course of generations of American Indians.
A panel discussion was followed of scholars, alumni and guests led by Dr. Chris von Nagy, head of the Shared History program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“We are elated to be able to share this documentary with the alumni, their families and the public,” said Sherry Rupert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission. “The Stewart Indian School documentary is a tribute to the thousands of students that attended the Stewart Indian School. This is their story, and we are very proud of the final product.”