Crosslake Historical Society to show Lakota film
Film shares the life of Karen Sterner, Lakota Elder
The Crosslake Area Historical Society will show a film, “Rainbow Woman - The Legacy of One Lakota Woman's Strength," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, in the Learning Livery at the Historic Log Village in Crosslake.
Susan Krook, from Normandale College, will introduce the film about the life of Karen Sterner, a Lakota Indian elder. This film will reveal a glimpse into the life of this woman, sharing her way of passing on the Lakota way of life to others.
Krook will explain how she met Sterner years ago and has been honored to learn so much from her and her family for several years. She will help trace Sterner's life, from her childhood on the Rosebud Reservation to the boarding school experiences, to painful accounts of bullying in schools, her representation of Midwestern Indians in Washington, D.C., and being with Eleanor Roosevelt, to college and eventually sharing her strength with others through teaching.
Sterner shares her philosophy for living and staying strong - weathering hardships and today finding contentment with her family members.