NAISG’s Teresa Montoya to moderate “Mekko” feature film by Sterlin Harjo at National Museum of the American Indian, November 3rd at 6pm!

MEKKO 2015, 87 min. USA. Director: Sterlin Harjo (Seminole)
In English and Mvskoke with English subtitles.
For Mature Audiences. New York City premiere

Recently released after nineteen years in prison, an aging Creek man Mekko (Rod Rondeaux) finds himself on the streets of Tulsa. As he struggles to find his way in the outside world after two decades behind bars, he discovers a chaotic yet profound and beautiful community of impoverished natives. Though Mekko finds some peace in this society that exists on the fringes of our modern world, he also uncovers a darkness that threatens to destroy it from within.Wanting to clear his future by rectifying his past, he decides to take on the estekini (evil witch or shape-shifter) to cleanse the sickness from this collective of marginalized individuals and perhaps atone for the sins that landed him in jail so many years ago.

Discussion follows with film maker Sterlin Harjo (Seminole) and actor Rod Rondeaux(Crow/Cheyenne). Moderated by Teresa Montoya (Navajo).

At the Movies is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Venue American Indian Museum Heye Center
Event Location Diker Pavilion 1st floor
Cost Free

The National Museum of the American Indian–New York, the George Gustav Heye Center, is located within the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions—as well as a range of public programs, including music and dance performances, films, and symposia—explore the diversity of the Native people of the Americas.


The museum is open 10 AM–5 PM daily, Thursdays to 8 PM; closed December 25. Admission is free. Floor plans are available for download and printing.


The National Museum of the American Indian–New York, is located on the south side of Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan, adjacent to the northeast corner of Battery Park.

4 & 5 trains to Bowling Green
1 train to Rector Street or South Ferry
R train to Whitehall Street
J & Z trains to Broad Street
2 & 3 trains to Wall Street

M5, M15, and M20.

See the NY MTA for maps and service updates for subways and buses.

Drop-off & Parking
Buses may drop off groups at State Street or Whitehall Street. There is no parking at the museum. There are several parking garages located nearby. Click here for current parking options.


Visitor Services desks on the Second Floor in the Great Hall provide information on daily tours, programs, and screenings. Public tours for families and adult groups are given daily, please consult the calendar when planning your visit.

For group tours, call 212-514-3794. For adult group tours only, email For more information about tours, see NY Group Visits and Tours.


Check the Smithsonian website for the latest on security procedures at Smithsonian museums.

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