The Middletown Township Human Relations Commission is hosting a film event showing “Fighting Indians” on Monday, August 29th at Simmons Park. The event is free and open to all. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair for the movie beginning at dusk.
“Fighting Indians” 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.
This story was turned into a powerful and moving film which captures the landscape that communities navigate when retiring Native “themed” school mascots. This film is a part of the Human Relations Commission efforts to continue the conversation of Native American History.