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Native Sun News Today: Indigenous presence felt at Oscars ceremony
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous presence felt at Oscars ceremony (March 4, 2019)

As is the case in many of the Oscars over the years, Native and indigenous peoples get little mention for their contributions to American storytelling.


Remember, again? John Wayne said terrible things about Indian people
Remember, again? John Wayne said terrible things about Indian people (February 20, 2019)

John Wayne, the actor who rose to fame as an Indian fighter on screen, had some questionable views about the first Americans.


Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt
Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt (February 12, 2019)

'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims to tell the stories of our people
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims to tell the stories of our people (February 11, 2019)

Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next.


YES! Magazine: Documentary explores Native influence in music
YES! Magazine: Documentary explores Native influence in music (January 18, 2019)

A documentary airing on PBS sets the record straight: Native musicians played an oversize role in the history of American music.


Abaki Beck: Documentary explores removal of Indian children
Abaki Beck: Documentary explores removal of Indian children (November 8, 2018)

A new documentary shows how one state is confronting Native American child removal.


Native Sun News Today: All Lakota film continues to draw acclaim worldwide
Native Sun News Today: All Lakota film continues to draw acclaim worldwide (October 29, 2018)

How a young Chinese filmmaker comes to create movies in Lakota Territory that are loved both here at home and at festivals worldwide is anybody’s guess


Documentary follows 'Warrior Women' through major Indian movements
Documentary follows 'Warrior Women' through major Indian movements (September 19, 2018)

'Warrior Women' follows an Indian family's experience, from the occupation at Alcatraz to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


A 'shameful moment': Film depicts violent deportation a century ago
A 'shameful moment': Film depicts violent deportation a century ago (September 18, 2018)

One hundred years ago, 1,200 striking miners were rounded up by gunpoint and forced to leave their homes.


Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist
Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist (September 17, 2018)

Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.


Jason Asenap: Indigenous filmmakers persist against all odds
Jason Asenap: Indigenous filmmakers persist against all odds (August 16, 2018)

Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences.


Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best
Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best (April 12, 2018)

The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering favorable news coverage and reviews.


Actress who based 'Billy Jack' on growing up near Rosebud Reservation passes on
Actress who based 'Billy Jack' on growing up near Rosebud Reservation passes on (March 27, 2018)

Delores Taylor based Billy Jack on her experiences growing up near the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.


Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing
Mary Annette Pember: Rising above colonialism with spirit writing (March 21, 2018)

Spirit writing is more than tattoos. It’s guidance from the past that connects our responsibilities to each other and to earth.


Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists
Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists (March 19, 2018)

'It is so important for Native stories to be told by Native voices.'


Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women
Mary Annette Pember: Film focuses on sterilization of Indian women (March 16, 2018)

'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'


Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen (March 12, 2018)

The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.


Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal
Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal (March 6, 2018)

Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.


Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.


Cherokee actor Wes Studi selected as presenter for Oscar ceremony
Cherokee actor Wes Studi selected as presenter for Oscar ceremony (February 28, 2018)

Actor Wes Studi, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will be one of the presenters at the 90th Academy Awards.


Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment
Sherman Alexie breaks silence after allegations of sexual harassment (February 28, 2018)

One of Indian Country’s most celebrated authors is facing a mounting wave of allegations of sexual harassment.


Kevin Noble Maillard: I took 7th grade students to see 'Black Panther'
Kevin Noble Maillard: I took 7th grade students to see 'Black Panther' (February 20, 2018)

Black Panther is shattering box office records with its African superhero storyline. What do kids think about it?


Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice
Yurok Tribe hosts screening of film focused on traditional justice (February 12, 2018)

Attendees of the National Congress of American Indians winter meeting will learn more about traditional forms of justice as part of an event hosted by the Yurok Tribe.


Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans (January 29, 2018)

People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.


Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes
Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes (January 15, 2018)

'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.


Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.


James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes
James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes (December 21, 2017)

White folks feel an abiding obligation to turn heroes of color into, well, white folks.


Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.


Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe
Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe (October 24, 2017)

The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.


Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota
Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota (October 10, 2017)

Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.


Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue
Filmmaker Chris Eyre helps shed light on 1997 theft of foot from colonial statue (October 4, 2017)

A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.


Cronkite News: 'Tribal Justice' documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts
Cronkite News: 'Tribal Justice' documentary highlights issues facing tribal courts (October 2, 2017)

Law students, professors and tribal members gathered recently at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law in downtown Phoenix to watch the new documentary 'Tribal Justice.'


New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)

A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.


Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country
Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country (August 17, 2017)

‘Wind River' is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.


New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project
New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project (August 16, 2017)

As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.


Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization (August 8, 2017)

Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)

Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.


Acclaimed 'Rumble' documentary shares Indian influence in popular music
Acclaimed 'Rumble' documentary shares Indian influence in popular music (August 1, 2017)

A new documentary about the influence of Indian musicians in popular music is playing in theaters in the United States and Canada.


Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life
Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life (June 20, 2017)

From the beginning, when the Iroquois emerged as a distinct people thousands of years ago, they played lacrosse.


Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society
Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society (June 13, 2017)

Hollywood has come through again for women, Standing Rock Sioux citizen Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.


First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4
First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4 (May 30, 2017)

The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline led to the creation of the Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival.


Lacrosse documentary 'Pride of a Nation' opens to strong reviews
Lacrosse documentary 'Pride of a Nation' opens to strong reviews (May 26, 2017)

A new film called 'Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation' explores the indigenous origins of lacrosse.


Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles
Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles (May 12, 2017)

A new film called 'Mankiller' shares the remarkable story of the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.


Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson
Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson (May 10, 2017)

Montford Johnson grew up an orphan in Indian Territory and went on to establish a large ranching empire in the 1800s.


Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds
Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds (April 26, 2017)

Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.


Tiffany Midge: There's a happy ending for Standing Rock out there
Tiffany Midge: There's a happy ending for Standing Rock out there (March 27, 2017)

But in this version of Standing Rock there’s a happy ending.


André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations
André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations (March 20, 2017)

Reservations are riddled with drugs and other social problems that lead to an overall sense of hopelessness.


Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington
Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (March 17, 2017)

The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.


Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native people
Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native people (January 16, 2017)

'Native American actors deserve better Hollywood, and so do the legions of movie-goers.'


Tiffany Midge: Indian Country needs its own holiday classic films
Tiffany Midge: Indian Country needs its own holiday classic films (December 26, 2016)

'Who wouldn't want to see Gary Farmer as Bob Cratchit?'


Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (December 14, 2016)

The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.


Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (December 12, 2016)

Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.


Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (November 17, 2016)

It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.


Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)

Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.


Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again
Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again (November 14, 2016)

'Colonial predators like Disney will do what it must to take what it wants.'


Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release
Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release (November 7, 2016)

The feature-length movie was filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation and it stars the late Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle.


Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again
Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (October 28, 2016)

'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'


Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell
Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell (October 26, 2016)

Director Melinda Janko created a 75-minute documentary, 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice, on the life and achievements of Elouise Cobell.


Lakota Country Times: 'Reel Jobs' school nurtures Lakota talent
Lakota Country Times: 'Reel Jobs' school nurtures Lakota talent (October 21, 2016)

Lakota Country has more than its fair share of talented artists.


Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years'
Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years' (October 11, 2016)

Another favorable review for 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.