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.
John Wayne, the actor who rose to fame as an Indian fighter on screen, had some questionable views about the first Americans.
'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.
Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next.
A documentary airing on PBS sets the record straight: Native musicians played an oversize role in the history of American music.
A new documentary shows how one state is confronting Native American child removal.
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
'Warrior Women' follows an Indian family's experience, from the occupation at Alcatraz to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
One hundred years ago, 1,200 striking miners were rounded up by gunpoint and forced to leave their homes.
Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.
Indigenous film festivals showcase Native stories, but more support is needed to reach mainstream audiences.
The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering favorable news coverage and reviews.
Delores Taylor based Billy Jack on her experiences growing up near the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.
Spirit writing is more than tattoos. It’s guidance from the past that connects our responsibilities to each other and to earth.
'It is so important for Native stories to be told by Native voices.'
'I can never live up to my Navajo name, but I can tell people my story.'
The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.
Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.
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.
Actor Wes Studi, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will be one of the presenters at the 90th Academy Awards.
One of Indian Country’s most celebrated authors is facing a mounting wave of allegations of sexual harassment.
Black Panther is shattering box office records with its African superhero storyline. What do kids think about it?
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.
People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.
'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.
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.
White folks feel an abiding obligation to turn heroes of color into, well, white folks.
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.
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.
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
A decades-old mystery in New Mexico and the history behind it is gaining renewed attention thanks to Native filmmaker Chris Eyre.
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.'
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.
‘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.
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.
Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.
Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.
A new documentary about the influence of Indian musicians in popular music is playing in theaters in the United States and Canada.
From the beginning, when the Iroquois emerged as a distinct people thousands of years ago, they played lacrosse.
Hollywood has come through again for women, Standing Rock Sioux citizen Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline led to the creation of the Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival.
A new film called 'Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation' explores the indigenous origins of lacrosse.
A new film called 'Mankiller' shares the remarkable story of the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.
Montford Johnson grew up an orphan in Indian Territory and went on to establish a large ranching empire in the 1800s.
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.
But in this version of Standing Rock there’s a happy ending.
Reservations are riddled with drugs and other social problems that lead to an overall sense of hopelessness.
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.
'Native American actors deserve better Hollywood, and so do the legions of movie-goers.'
'Who wouldn't want to see Gary Farmer as Bob Cratchit?'
The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.
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.
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.
'Colonial predators like Disney will do what it must to take what it wants.'
The feature-length movie was filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation and it stars the late Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle.
'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'
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 has more than its fair share of talented artists.
Another favorable review for 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.