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New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
Arts & Entertainment | National
New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)
A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.

Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Kader: 'Wind River' film trafficks in marginalized death in Indian Country (August 17, 2017)
‘Wind River' is a film about marginalized death on Native lands, passing for entertainment for middle-class voyeurs often amazed that any Natives are still alive, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project
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New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project (August 16, 2017)
As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.

Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Indigenous music shines through despite invasion and colonization (August 8, 2017)
Native peoples provide creative energies to the world, despite invasion and colonization, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing
Arts & Entertainment | National
Film set on Wind River Reservation boasts Native cast and tribal financing (August 3, 2017)
Wind River, a film set and shot on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, is opening in theaters this week.

Acclaimed 'Rumble' documentary shares Indian influence in popular music
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | National
Acclaimed 'Rumble' documentary shares Indian influence in popular music (August 1, 2017)
A new documentary about the influence of Indian musicians in popular music is playing in theaters in the United States and Canada.

Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Sports
Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life (June 20, 2017)
From the beginning, when the Iroquois emerged as a distinct people thousands of years ago, they played lacrosse.

Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society (June 13, 2017)
Hollywood has come through again for women, Standing Rock Sioux citizen Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
First Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival takes place June 2-4 (May 30, 2017)
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline led to the creation of the Standing Rock Nation Film and Music Festival.

Lacrosse documentary 'Pride of a Nation' opens to strong reviews
Arts & Entertainment | National | Sports
Lacrosse documentary 'Pride of a Nation' opens to strong reviews (May 26, 2017)
A new film called 'Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation' explores the indigenous origins of lacrosse.

Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles
Arts & Entertainment | National
Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles (May 12, 2017)
A new film called 'Mankiller' shares the remarkable story of the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson
Arts & Entertainment
Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson (May 10, 2017)
Montford Johnson grew up an orphan in Indian Territory and went on to establish a large ranching empire in the 1800s.

Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds
Arts & Entertainment | Environment
Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds (April 26, 2017)
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.

Tiffany Midge: There's a happy ending for Standing Rock out there
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: There's a happy ending for Standing Rock out there (March 27, 2017)
But in this version of Standing Rock there’s a happy ending.

André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations
Opinion
André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations (March 20, 2017)
Reservations are riddled with drugs and other social problems that lead to an overall sense of hopelessness.

Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (March 17, 2017)
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native people
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native people (January 16, 2017)
'Native American actors deserve better Hollywood, and so do the legions of movie-goers.'

Tiffany Midge: Indian Country needs its own holiday classic films
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Indian Country needs its own holiday classic films (December 26, 2016)
'Who wouldn't want to see Gary Farmer as Bob Cratchit?'

Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
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.

Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (December 12, 2016)
Mashpee Nine tells the story of a modern epidemic of anti-Native racism on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and the survival—and triumph—of Native people practicing traditional ways in their own lands.

Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (November 17, 2016)
It's turning out to be a banner week for the Montana tribe despite uncertainty in the political climate.

Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (November 15, 2016)
Lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C., after an extended election break and time is running out for Indian Country to advance its agenda.

Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again (November 14, 2016)
'Colonial predators like Disney will do what it must to take what it wants.'

Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release (November 7, 2016)
The feature-length movie was filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation and it stars the late Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle.

Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (October 28, 2016)
'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'

Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell (October 26, 2016)
Director Melinda Janko created a 75-minute documentary, 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice, on the life and achievements of Elouise Cobell.

Lakota Country Times: 'Reel Jobs' school nurtures Lakota talent
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Reel Jobs' school nurtures Lakota talent (October 21, 2016)
Lakota Country has more than its fair share of talented artists.

Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years'
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years' (October 11, 2016)
Another favorable review for 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Review: 'Inspiring' documentary about Elouise Cobell's battle
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Review: 'Inspiring' documentary about Elouise Cobell's battle (September 26, 2016)
The first reviews of 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit, are in.

Film about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall release
Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Film about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall release (September 6, 2016)
The '100 Years' documentary traces Elouise Cobell's efforts to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of Indian landowners.

Native Sun News: Film shot at Pine Ridge Reservation hits milestone
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Film shot at Pine Ridge Reservation hits milestone (August 10, 2016)
Film history is being made by lots of folks on Pine Ridge who are making a romantic comedy called 'Mallard’s Road.'

Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid City
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid City (July 29, 2016)
The Rapid City Arts Council and Native POP: People of the Plains presented A Gathering of Arts and Culture art market and cultural celebration, a day of film, art, concerts and cultural education, downtown at Main Street Square on July 16.

Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire'
Arts & Entertainment | National
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire' (July 22, 2016)
The documentary focuses on drugs on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.

Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academy
Arts & Entertainment | National
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.

Lakota Country Times: Outdoor movie night a success at Pine Ridge
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Outdoor movie night a success at Pine Ridge (June 29, 2016)
With summer in full swing the Oglala Sioux Tribe came together to provide a night of fun for the youth of Pine Ridge village.

Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Arts & Entertainment | National
Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (June 28, 2016)
'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater (June 23, 2016)
Construction is wrapping up on the 7th Generation Cinema in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and it's slated to open in the next few weeks.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects (May 25, 2016)
The Red Cloud Heritage Center ended its 'Our Community Story' project with screenings of students’ interviews with elders, artists and professionals from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role
Arts & Entertainment | Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (May 23, 2016)
He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project (May 9, 2016)
They may be at the early end of their careers, but someday we may be seeing a former Pine Ridge Reservation student on public TV or even hosting 'The Tonight Show.'

John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate
Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate (April 29, 2016)
The actor refused to accept that tribes have been treated unfairly in a 1971 interview that was quoted during debate on a bill that would have designated John Wayne Day in California.

Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game'
Arts & Entertainment | Sports
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (April 22, 2016)
Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.

Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge
Arts & Entertainment | Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (April 19, 2016)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.

White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth
Arts & Entertainment | National
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (March 24, 2016)
The Seventh Fire features two tribal members and looks at the drug and gang activity on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.

Native American TV Writers Lab seeks applicants for new program
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native American TV Writers Lab seeks applicants for new program (March 23, 2016)
Participants will be selected for an 'intensive' five-week writing workshop during which they will develop a television script to present to network executives.

Myrton Running Wolf: Hollywood cheats Indian people out of $5B
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Myrton Running Wolf: Hollywood cheats Indian people out of $5B (March 23, 2016)
Throughout all of The Academy Awards controversy, American Indians were nowhere to be found. Indians simply didn’t matter.

Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions (March 14, 2016)
The arrival of the horse on to the great plains put in to motion a series of historical incidents that led to the rise of one of the most powerful nations North America has ever known

Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech (March 14, 2016)
Leonardo DiCaprio's speech touches a deep wound inflicted on Indigenous Peoples by the initial colonial invasions and reinflicted with every effort to extract more wealth from the Earth, squeeze more life out of people, and despoil what remains for those yet to come.

Oscar-nominated film features Native actors and Native languages
Arts & Entertainment | World
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.

Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece
Arts & Entertainment
Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece (March 9, 2016)
The British novelist, screenwriter and film producer has set her new story in North America and is drawing complaints about her use of Native imagery.

Steven Newcomb: We must decolonize federal Indian law and policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: We must decolonize federal Indian law and policy (March 8, 2016)
People who want the United States to stop using the Christian-premised doctrine of domination against our nations and peoples need to know why it is important for people everywhere on Mother Earth to challenge the assumed 'right' to dominate others.

Review: 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' portrays reservation life
Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' portrays reservation life (March 2, 2016)
Whether the camera observes horseback riders atop a bluff or a distant thunderstorm on the horizon, you are mesmerized by the desolate beauty of the Great Plains and the changing sky overhead.

Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York
Opinion
Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York (February 29, 2016)
For me, and my mother's side of my family, we have always wondered what life was like for our Native American ancestors, the ones left dead by an entire generation of people.

Alice Kehoe: Women regarded in high status by tribal nations
Canada | Opinion
Alice Kehoe: Women regarded in high status by tribal nations (February 22, 2016)
Fur trade and treaty records are abundantly clear that freeborn women were themselves free agents.

Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issues
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issues (February 18, 2016)
The A.V. Club takes a look at some of our formative favorites with clearer eyes and asks that all-important question: Were they really that great to begin with?

Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud (February 16, 2016)
There have been many actors and actresses who have visited the Rosebud Reservation but last month one of the most memorable stopped in for a visit.

Sonny Skyhawk plans to wear war bonnet on red carpet for Oscars
Arts & Entertainment | National
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.

Meredith Simons: Playing Indian is an old tradition in Hollywood
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Meredith Simons: Playing Indian is an old tradition in Hollywood (January 28, 2016)
Despite decades of protests over racially inappropriate casting, and the recent protests over the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees, filmmakers continue to cast white actors as minority characters on a depressingly regular basis.

Alvin Manitopyes: Native women treated poorly in 'The Revenant'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Alvin Manitopyes: Native women treated poorly in 'The Revenant' (January 21, 2016)
The Revenant is not for the faint hearted as the bloody and brutal violence constantly spews across the big screen like a horrific nightmare.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Oscar boycott ignores plight of Native people
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
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.

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