A Seat at the Table: Struggling for American Indian Religious Freedom | Chicago Reader

A Seat at the Table: Struggling for American Indian Religious Freedom

In 1999 a delegation of Native American activists and spiritual leaders attended the UN-sponsored Third Parliament of World Religions in South Africa, hoping to publicize American disregard for native spiritual practices and concerns (e.g., peyote use and the conservation of sacred sites). There's enough thematic fodder for six documentaries here, but director Gary Rhine has made the least of his opportunities, surrendering the floor to panel moderator Huston Smith, a religious scholar whose Bill Moyers-style ecumenicism leaves no room for historical context or thoughtful analysis. I wish someone like Errol Morris would address the same issues. 91 min.

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