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The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi
The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi (July 10, 2019)

Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.


Native Sun News Today: Indigenous presence felt at Oscars ceremony
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous presence felt at Oscars ceremony (March 4, 2019)

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.


Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio nominated for Oscar for 'Roma'
Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio nominated for Oscar for 'Roma' (January 22, 2019)

Yalitza Aparicio, who is Mixtec and Triqui, has been nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role.


Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

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.


Cherokee actor Wes Studi selected as presenter for Oscar ceremony
Cherokee actor Wes Studi selected as presenter for Oscar ceremony (February 28, 2018)

Actor Wes Studi, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, will be one of the presenters at the 90th Academy Awards.


Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (December 14, 2016)

The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.


Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academy
Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academy (June 29, 2016)

Adam Beach, Sherman Alexie, Heather Rae and Joanelle Romero have been invited to join the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Oscar-nominated film features Native actors and Native languages
Oscar-nominated film features Native actors and Native languages (March 11, 2016)

Embrace of the Serpent didn't win the Academy Award for best foreign-language film but the Colombian production is still drawing attention for its unique story.


Sonny Skyhawk plans to wear war bonnet on red carpet for Oscars
Sonny Skyhawk plans to wear war bonnet on red carpet for Oscars (February 1, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux citizen is apparently the first and only Native American member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Oscar boycott ignores plight of Native people
Doug George-Kanentiio: Oscar boycott ignores plight of Native people (January 20, 2016)

Native people are the least represented and the most stereotyped of all: if any group has any grounds to raise their voices in protest we do.


Two films in Native languages submitted to Academy Awards
Two films in Native languages submitted to Academy Awards (September 14, 2015)

Guatemala selected Ixcanul, filmed in the Kaqchikel language, while Venezuela chose DAUNA. Lo que lleva el rio, a film mostly in Warao.


Oneida Nation leader heads to Los Angeles to promote filming
Oneida Nation leader heads to Los Angeles to promote filming (February 25, 2011)

Oneida Nation leader Ray Halbritter is headed to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards and to promote central New York as a filming location. Halbritter said filming could provide...