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There can be no good reason not to watch a documentary featuring a woman named Theda New Breast Ramos. In Hozho of Native Women, Beverly Singer visits a health conference and talks with Ramos and three other women from the Northwest’s Native American tribes about their healing rituals. In between all the jokes and sorrows, you hear how sweat lodges, solar and lunar cycles, and stories about buffalo and salmon continue to jostle alongside modern life. Screening with Hozho is Harriet Skye’s Right to Be, which focuses on Skye’s graduation from New York University’s film school at 61. The documentary is most interesting when Skye returns to South Dakota and turns the camera on her fellow Lakota; it’s most annoying when it’s dominated by pontificating social-worker types. The films screen at noon (see Showtimes for other dates) at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. (866) 400-6624. (Bidisha Banerjee)