tag: film

Jana Schmieding
Join Jana Schmieding (Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota) for a conversation about her life and career in entertainment.
Avatar The Way of Water
The creators of the new Avatar sequel continue what they see as a science fiction account of colonialism and Indigenous resistance. But it’s getting plenty of push-back from Native audiences.
Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
2022 was a strong year for feature films, documentaries and shorts produced by Native filmmakers, as well as those that relied on Native talent or focused on Native issues.
Eileen Janis
Eileen Janis spent years battling the epidemic of youth suicide among her people, the Oglala Lakota. She passed away at the age of 61.
Sacheen Littlefeather / Marie Louise Cruz
“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Elizabeth Hoover
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
SLASH/BACK
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.
Joely Proudfit
A prominent tribe with powerful connections has taken the unusual step of denouncing an educator and scholar who has long identified herself as a descendant of the community.
The Pretendians
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
Dakota Beavers
A star of the hit film Prey wants to find out the “truth” about his supposed tribal ancestry. But Hollywood studios don’t share the same commitment.
Okpik: Little Village in the Arctic
A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid.
Prey
“Prey” features Native talent and the Comanche language. It’s now streaming on Hulu.
Kendra Potter - Daughter of a Lost Bird
A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Dances With Wolves (1990)
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.
Jim Thorpe
After more than a century, Native sports legend Jim Thorpe has once again been recognized for his Olympic achievements.
Pueblo of Taos at White House
Native America Calling looks at some of the highs and lows of the ‘70s through a Native lens.
Bad News Bears
There are a number of Native screen actors who stay of the limelight and manage to at least supplement their income by securing jobs as movie extras.
National Bison Range
Land that was taken from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes was finally returned after more than a century.
Jordan Dresser
In the latest episode of Reconciliation Rising, hear from Jordan Dresser, a documentary filmmaker and chairman of the Northern Arapaho Nation.
Native America Calling NAC
Native talent is largely absent from this year’s Oscars, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some standout work on screens.
Scott Badenoch
Have you subscribed to Pretendian Country Today? Why not?
Cherokee Nation Film Office
Together, we are changing the narrative about Native peoples and culture.
Cherokee Nation Film Office
The Cherokee Nation is launching a program to provide up to $1 million in incentives for productions filmed on the tribe’s reservation.
Long Line of Ladies
The Sundance Film Festival features a wide range of films from Native creators.
Native America Calling NAC
Join Native America Calling to get tips from the pros about what it takes to be a face in the movie crowd.
Sooyii
With a dialogue entirely in the Blackfeet language, a new film is an exercise in language revitalization.
Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.
Alaskan Nets
The documentary film ‘Alaskan Nets’ follows the quest of a pair of athletes from the Metlakatla Reservation.
Joanne Shenandoah
She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart and a magnetic smile. Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa was a multi-talented musician, humanitarian and matriarch.
2021 Native Cinema Showcase
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by watching Indigenous cinema from around the world.
Pure Grit
The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.
Cherokee Nation Film Office
Not very long ago, Native people were hard to find in the film industry.
Alaskan Nets
The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.
MSU Montana State University
Montana State University’s annual American Indian Heritage Day focuses on efforts to recover and return the remains of children who died at Indian boarding schools.
Dubbing Star Wars
A long time ago on Indigenous land far, far away…
Vision Maker Media
Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.
Reservation Dogs
Reservation Dogs is a half-hour comedy that follows four Native teenagers in Oklahoma whose dream is to get to California.
Mary Two-Axe Earley
Mohawk activist Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for the equal treatment of Native women in Canada, is the Google Doodle for June 28, 2021.
sayhername
Say Her Name debuts May 5, on Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Awareness Day.
juliannabrannum
Julianna Brannum, a filmmaker and citizen of the Comanche Nation, is our special guest on the Indianz.Com news show.