Night Raiders sos

Mar 28


Joseph Len Miller, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, West Chester University

Night Raiders— Indigenous relations, indigenous futures

What can indigenous peoples teach us about surviving the apocalypse? Joey Miller, Ph.D., enrolled member of Muscogee Nation, discusses how his ancestors survived colonialism and what this can teach us about surviving future threats to our civilization.

Presented as part of the 2023 National Evening of Science on Screen.

Philadelphia Film Society Philadelphia, PA


Film Synopsis

A mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try to rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

    2043—in a dystopian future a military occupation controls disenfranchised cities in post-war North America. Children are considered property of the regime which trains them to fight. A desperate Cree woman joins an underground band of vigilantes to infiltrate a State children’s academy and get her daughter back. A parable about the experience of the Indigenous peoples of North America, NIGHT RAIDERS is a female-driven sci-fi drama about resilience, courage and love.

    Photo credit: Samuel Goldwyn Films

    About the Speaker

    Joey Miller, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy, West Chester University, is an Assistant Professor specializing in Native American philosophy and Ethics. After undergraduate studies in philosophy and psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, he received his M.A. in Philosophy from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle. As an enrolled member of Muscogee Nation, his research focuses on understanding the ethical frameworks of his ancestors and how these frameworks have been adapted to address settler colonialism. Before coming to West Chester University, he had taught philosophy courses at Marian University and Elon University. His work has been published, among other places, in The Journal of Value Inquiry and Philosophical Studies.