a/perture cinema acknowledges that we are located on the original homelands of the Saura (saw-ra), Catawba (ka-tah-buh), Cherokee (chair-o-kee), and Lumbee (lum-bee) peoples. We honor this land as such and believe that acknowledgment is a simple, powerful way of showing respect and a step toward correcting the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture and toward inviting and honoring the truth. We pledge to support and showcase the work of American Indian filmmakers and creatives in our year round film programming.

For more information on North Carolina Tribal Communities please visit this great resource on the NC Department of Administration website.

For more information on land acknowledgment please visit this US Department of Arts and Culture page to #HonorNativeLand.