New York Times Op-Doc: A Conversation With Native Americans on Race
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New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project





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

The film was co-directed by Brian Young, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, and Michèle Stephenson. They interviewed several Native Americans, including Young himself, who addressed topics like blood quantum, stereotypes and the legacies of genocide and colonization.

"Being a Native in a city is almost a daily reminder of your peoples' erasure, of the fact that people don't even remember that you're here, that you exist," writer and activist Julian Brave NoiseCat, a citizen of the Canim Lake Band Tsq'escen, says in the video.

Other films in the series have focused on Asian-Americans, police officers and Latinos.

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Op-Docs by Brian Young and Michèle Stephenson: A Conversation With Native Americans on Race (The New York Times August 15, 2017)