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Indigenous People Celebration Committee Hosts: Discussion of Killers of the Flower Moon

Have you seen the new film Killers of the Flower Moon? Or read the book? There’s so much to talk about in this true and horrific story — which, in a film review, The New York Times called “a true-crime epic that (Martin) Scorsese — with grace, sorrow and sublime filmmaking clarity — has turned into a requiem for the country.”

Join Brookline’s Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee, led by two Indigenous voices, for a discussion around representation of Native Americans in film, the history behind the book and film, how the film met expectations and how it could have been better. The event takes place Tuesday, November 28 at 7 pm in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Village Library.

The story told in Killers of the Flower Moon takes place on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma and “revisits a history of violence as fraught and bloody as that of the United States itself. The crimes it primarily recounts trace back to 1921 … and involved the murder of several dozen Osage,” the Times’ Manohla Dargis wrote. “Some were shot, others were blown up, while still others died from an enigmatic wasting illness, though were likely poisoned.”

The conversation will be led by Kailey Bennett, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, who now resides in Brookline, but was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bennett is a staff member at Harvard University’s Native American Program.

Felina Silver, the chair of the Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee, also is Cherokee. The committee also includes Brookline residents Nancy Goldner, Shana Penna, Katherine Florio, Jody Leader and Paul McLean.

For questions, or access needs, please contact Caitlin Starr, MPH, CDE at 617-730-2345 or

This program is sponsored by the Brookline Indigenous Peoples Celebration Committee and the Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Relations.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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