April 1 and 2, PBS presented the worldwide premiere of Kind Hearted Woman—an unforgettable portrait of Robin Charboneau, a 31-year-old Oglala Sioux woman living on North Dakota’s Spirit Lake Reservation.
The documentary, which is co-presented by “Frontline” and “Independent Lens,” follows Charboneau over the course of three years, including her life on the Spirit Lake reservation, as a single parent in Fargo, and as a student at MSU Moorhead. Her quest to heal her family and to return to her reservation to help prevent domestic abuse takes her on an inspiring journey.
Robin’s battles in tribal court with her ex-husband for custody of the children, even after he is convicted of abusive sexual contact with his daughter, illuminates serious issues—issues that has spilled over into the national news.
Join to view clips of the film and to discuss domestic violence, addiction, poverty, and the local and national resources available to all.
Thursday, April 4, King Hall Room 110, MSU Moorhead Campus
6:30 – 7 p.m. Refreshments and Resource Fair
7 – 8:30 p.m. Panel Discussion