When: Thu., Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m. 2013
It is perhaps the most widely disseminated Native American quote of all time: "How can you buy or sell the sky? The land?" asked Chief Si'ahl. "The idea is strange to us." A century and a half later, the idea is all too familiar, as our short-sighted stewardship courts ecological disaster. People of a Feather, which screens as part of the Native American Film Fest at Ivywild (1604 S. Cascade Ave.), is a documentary about hydroelectric dams and Inuit culture that, according to The New York Times, "warmly portrays a cold, uncertain present and a worrying future." The festival, which begins at 5:30 p.m. for a suggested $10 donation, will also include a cash bar, silent auction and Native American entertainment. — Bill Forman
Price: Suggested $10 donation at the door.