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: Spirit Rangers (October 14, 2022)A new Netflix show for preschoolers features all Native writers, including showrunner and creator Karissa Valencia.
‘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: Reality TV and new eats on The Menu (September 30, 2022)Friday on Native America Calling, our resident foodie Andi Murphy cooks up another helping of the Native culinary world on our regular feature “The Menu.”
James Giago Davies: Grandstanding for the white man’s money (August 30, 2022)Most people did not use logic or reason to arrive at their ideas.
ICT: The legacy of Tim Giago (July 25, 2022)The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.
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.
Native America Calling: Streaming Native stories (June 30, 2022)It’s an exciting time for Native audiences to see Native stories and talent on screen.
Native America Calling: Dark Winds series premieres on AMC (June 10, 2022)AMC’s new television series, Dark Winds, is a thriller set in the 1970s on the Navajo Nation.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (June 6, 2022)NAFOA provides resources on every aspect needed for thriving tribal communities.
Rutherford Falls returns for second season on June 16 (May 4, 2022)Rutherford Falls, the groundbreaking television show featuring Native talent and Native writers, is back for a second season.
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.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation brings Native stories to light (February 8, 2022)Together, we are changing the narrative about Native peoples and culture.
Native America Calling: Indigi-Genius (February 4, 2022)Indigi-Genius is a new public television series explores the contributions of Indigenous knowledge.
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.
Self-proclaimed ‘Auntie’ admits being wrong about tribal affiliations (January 24, 2022)A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
MSU News: ‘Sovereign Table’ debuts on Montana PBS (January 21, 2022)“Sovereign Table” explores the concepts, challenges and opportunities of the food sovereignty movement in Montana.
‘Reservation Dogs’ lands Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series (December 13, 2021)The all-Native “Reservation Dogs” is up for a major television award after its debut season.
Cronkite News: ‘Rez ball’ returns to community on Navajo Nation (December 13, 2021)“It’s like the heart of the Navajo Nation here,” coach Francine McCurtain says of basketball on the largest reservation in the United States.
Native America Calling: The Menu (October 22, 2021)Learn about The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman’s new restaurant and more in the debut of The Menu, a new food program on Native America Calling.
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: 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.
Native America Calling: The debut of Reservation Dogs (July 27, 2021)The breakthrough series, Reservation Dogs, is ready to drop its first two episodes on FX on Hulu August 9.
Native America Calling: April in the news (April 30, 2021)The fate of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief money is now in the hands of the nation’s highest court. Learn more on the monthly Native news recap!
Native America Calling: Falling for ‘Rutherford Falls’ (April 26, 2021)A new comedy with Native talent and Native writers proves border towns can be funny.
Weekly Native news recap on Clubhouse (April 9, 2021)Julianna Brannum, a filmmaker and citizen of the Comanche Nation, is our special guest on the Indianz.Com news show.
Native America Calling: Exposing false Native heritage (February 10, 2021)There’s been a continuing stream of prominent people who initially benefitted from their Indigenous identity but were forced to backtrack when those claims couldn’t be documented.
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