Native America Calling: Indigenous representation at Sundance (February 2, 2023)Organizers of the Sundance Film Festival say this year’s line-up is among the strongest in terms of number and scope of Indigenous works.
Native America Calling: Native in the Spotlight with Jana Schmieding (January 17, 2023)Join Jana Schmieding (Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota) for a conversation about her life and career in entertainment.
Native America Calling: Native fictional future perspective (January 13, 2023)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.
Native America Calling: The year in Native film (December 16, 2022)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.
Dina Gilio Whitaker: Sacheen Littlefeather was a Pretendian (October 28, 2022)“Pretendianism” – the act of falsely claiming American Indian heritage – does real harm.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections (October 21, 2022)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.
Native America Calling: Inuit teens save the world from aliens (October 21, 2022)A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.
‘The Pretendians’ documentary from Canada tackles hot topic (September 30, 2022)A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
Native America Calling: Housing security in the Arctic (August 10, 2022)A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid.
Montana Free Press: Film explores ‘Lost Bird’ who found her way home (August 4, 2022)A new documentary applies a wide-angle lens to a personal story of adoption and assimilation of an Indian child.
Native America Calling: Through The Decades (July 27, 2022)Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce remembers the Native ’90s as part of the “Through The Decades” series.
Native America Calling: Through the Decades (July 13, 2022)Native America Calling looks at some of the highs and lows of the ‘70s through a Native lens.
Reconciliation Rising: An Interview with Jordan Dresser (March 23, 2022)In the latest episode of Reconciliation Rising, hear from Jordan Dresser, a documentary filmmaker and chairman of the Northern Arapaho Nation.
Native America Calling: Notable moments on screen (March 22, 2022)Native talent is largely absent from this year’s Oscars, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some standout work on screens.
Pretendian Country Today: ‘My dad is a fake Native American’ (March 7, 2022)Have you subscribed to Pretendian Country Today? Why not?
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation brings Native stories to light (February 8, 2022)Together, we are changing the narrative about Native peoples and culture.
Cherokee Nation announces $1 million film incentive program (January 25, 2022)The Cherokee Nation is launching a program to provide up to $1 million in incentives for productions filmed on the tribe’s reservation.
Native America Calling: Native filmmakers at Sundance Film Festival (January 21, 2022)The Sundance Film Festival features a wide range of films from Native creators.
Native America Calling: In the background: Native movie extras (January 14, 2022)Join Native America Calling to get tips from the pros about what it takes to be a face in the movie crowd.
Native America Calling: Triumph, heartbreak and bareback horse relay racing (December 29, 2021)The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.
Native America Calling: Making waves on the basketball court in Alaska (December 24, 2021)The documentary film ‘Alaskan Nets’ follows the quest of a pair of athletes from the Metlakatla Reservation.
Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwa, 1957-2021 (December 6, 2021)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.
National Museum of the American Indian opens Native Cinema Showcase (November 12, 2021)Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by watching Indigenous cinema from around the world.
Native America Calling: Triumph, heartbreak and bareback horse relay racing (November 12, 2021)The documentary film “Pure Grit” follows a young champion as she competes in the exhilarating and dangerous sport of Indian horse relay racing.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation champions Native film and television (October 18, 2021)Not very long ago, Native people were hard to find in the film industry.
Native America Calling: Making waves on the basketball court in southeast Alaska (September 24, 2021)The documentary film Alaskan Nets follows the quest by a pair of athletes from Alaska’s only reservation.
MSU News: Montana State University set for American Indian Heritage Day (September 21, 2021)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.
Cronkite News: How ‘Star Wars’ is helping to preserve the Navajo language (September 20, 2021)A long time ago on Indigenous land far, far away…
Native America Calling: A new round of Native stories on film (August 17, 2021)Native America Calling will hear from filmmakers and representatives from Vision Maker Media about the projects and the power of Native documentary film.
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