Documentary film “The Canary Effect” will be screened at 1 p.m. Saturday in Tamástslikt Cultural Institute’s theater, 47106 Wildhorse Blvd.

Delving deep into the misunderstood and overlooked historic realities of the American Indian, “The Canary Effect” follows the “terrifying and horrific abuses perpetrated on the indigenous people of North America, and details the genocidal practices then of the U.S. government and its continuing affects on present day Indian country,” according to a release.

It features interviews with the leading scholars and experts on Indian issues, including author Ward Churchill.

The award-winning documentary, directed by Robin Davey and Yellow Thunder Woman, has been a hit on the international film festival circuit.

“The Canary Effect” is being shown in conjunction with Tamástslikt’s current exhibit, “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and ultimately, genocide. Additionally, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute curatorial staff have added informational panels on medical treatments and experiments perpetrated on Tribal people as well as biological weaponry.

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