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Film series featured at United Tribes
26 March 2010

SPECIAL GUESTS: Bismarck Mayor John Warford and his spouse Jenny Warford were special guests March 11 at United Tribes for a screening in the Bismarck Native American Film Series. Showing was “Jim Thorpe – World’s Greatest Athlete.” The 2009 documentary chronicles the life of the Sac and Fox Nation member who the King of Sweden dubbed as the “World’s Greatest Athlete” at the 1912 Olympics. The film series is a community outreach program supported by the mayor. “These events will help bring awareness to all in the community about the importance of learning from inspiring role models like Jim Thorpe,” said Warford in a brief talk. “We are a community together and we need to emphasize this more in the city of Bismarck.” The film series is sponsored by UTTC, BSC and the ND Indian Affairs Commission, Executive Director Scott Davis seen at rear.

United Tribes News photo Dennis J. Neumann