KPIX news report from an army communications camp 7 miles west of Davis on April 2nd 1971, opening with a brief glimpse of American Indians using a ladder to climb over a security gate. Features scenes from a peace pipe and land deed ceremonies, as the land is signed over for the establishment of DQ University. Adam Fortunate Eagle reflects in a speech that a: "Society that has systematically set out to destroy our ways is only now coming to understand our people and our relationship with all living things." Reporter Mike Lee interviews Grace Thorpe, who discusses how the University plans to set itself up and seek formal accreditation. Also includes views of life in the temporary camp established by occupying Indians. Lee sums up the overall mood by refering to a quote from Victor Hugo, written on the official ceremonial program: "Nothing can withstand the force of an idea whose time has come."
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