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André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generationsFiled Under: Opinion
André Cramblit: It's time to provide hope to our new generations (03/20)
Reservations are riddled with drugs and other social problems that lead to an overall sense of hopelessness.
Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in WashingtonFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement
Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (03/17)
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.
Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native people (01/16)
'Native American actors deserve better Hollywood, and so do the legions of movie-goers.'
Tiffany Midge: Indian Country needs its own holiday classic filmsFiled Under: Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Indian Country needs its own holiday classic films (12/26)
'Who wouldn't want to see Gary Farmer as Bob Cratchit?'
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nodFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (12/14)
The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggleFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: 'Mashpee Nine' documents Wampanoag struggle (12/12)
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 rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation scores victories on sacred sites and water rights (11/17)
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 workFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation water deal on agenda as Congress returns to work (11/15)
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 againFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Vicente Diaz: Disney trafficks in indigenous heritage once again (11/14)
'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 releaseFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release (11/07)
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 againFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (10/28)
'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'
Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise CobellFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement
Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell (10/26)
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 talentFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Reel Jobs' school nurtures Lakota talent (10/21)
Lakota Country has more than its fair share of talented artists.
Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement
Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years' (10/11)
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 battleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement | National
Review: 'Inspiring' documentary about Elouise Cobell's battle (09/26)
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 releaseFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Cobell Lawsuit and Settlement
Film about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall release (09/06)
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 milestoneFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Film shot at Pine Ridge Reservation hits milestone (08/10)
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 CityFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid City (07/29)
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'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Review: Hard look at drugs in Indian Country in 'Seventh Fire' (07/22)
The documentary focuses on drugs on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.
Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academy (06/29)
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 RidgeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Outdoor movie night a success at Pine Ridge (06/29)
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 TribeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Film exposes police harassment of Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (06/28)
'Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On' is seeing its premiere in Massachusetts.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theaterFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater (06/23)
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 projectsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects (05/25)
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' roleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (05/23)
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 projectFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project (05/09)
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 debateFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National | Politics
John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate (04/29)
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'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Sports
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (04/22)
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 ChargeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
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 EarthFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (03/24)
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 programFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native American TV Writers Lab seeks applicants for new program (03/23)
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 $5BFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Myrton Running Wolf: Hollywood cheats Indian people out of $5B (03/23)
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' traditionsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions (03/14)
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 speechFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Environment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leonardo DiCaprio captures indigenous truth in Oscar speech (03/14)
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 languagesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | World
Oscar-nominated film features Native actors and Native languages (03/11)
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 pieceFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece (03/09)
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 policyFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: We must decolonize federal Indian law and policy (03/08)
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 lifeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' portrays reservation life (03/02)
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 YorkFiled Under: Opinion
Nicole Charky: Digging deeper into my Seneca roots in New York (02/29)
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 nationsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Alice Kehoe: Women regarded in high status by tribal nations (02/22)
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 issuesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issues (02/18)
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 RosebudFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Dances with Wolves' star visits Rosebud (02/16)
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 OscarsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Sonny Skyhawk plans to wear war bonnet on red carpet for Oscars (02/01)
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 HollywoodFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Meredith Simons: Playing Indian is an old tradition in Hollywood (01/28)
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' Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Alvin Manitopyes: Native women treated poorly in 'The Revenant' (01/21)
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 peopleFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Oscar boycott ignores plight of Native people (01/20)
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.
Alex Jacobs: Native people manage to be seen in 'The Revenant'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Native people manage to be seen in 'The Revenant' (01/19)
In the story-line, 200 years ago, Natives still had to struggle to be seen and heard and not killed.
Gyasi Ross: Native people still treated as objects in 'The Revenant'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native people still treated as objects in 'The Revenant' (01/19)
The only time we’re not helpless in these movies is when we’re dead and a white man is learning a lesson from beyond our graves.
Bayard Johnson: Hollywood is still fighting the old Indian warsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Bayard Johnson: Hollywood is still fighting the old Indian wars (01/18)
Aren’t we all sick of it by now, Indians and non-Indians alike? Can’t we agree that all people should be treated with respect in movies?
Leo Killsback: 'The Revenant' treats Indians fairly on the screenFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Leo Killsback: 'The Revenant' treats Indians fairly on the screen (01/14)
The Revenant sets a new bar in filmmaking as it achieves what most films fail to do—it fairly represents Indians.
Leonardo DiCaprio thanks First Nations in Golden Globe speechFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada
Leonardo DiCaprio thanks First Nations in Golden Globe speech (01/11)
The cast of The Revenant includes two young Native actors -- Isaiah Tootoosis and Forrest Goodluck.
Native stereotypes fail to stop record views of 'The Ridiculous 6'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Native stereotypes fail to stop record views of 'The Ridiculous 6' (01/07)
Some Native actors and extras walked off the set last year in protest of the depiction of Native culture, particularly elders and women.
Review: 'The Ridiculous 6' turns out to be more stupid than offensiveFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Review: 'The Ridiculous 6' turns out to be more stupid than offensive (12/15)
A handful of extras, portraying Native American characters, walked off the set because they were disgusted by grotesque or stereotypical portrayals.
Alex Jacobs: Native community brings old Curtis film back to lifeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Native community brings old Curtis film back to life (12/14)
The name Edward S. Curtis immediately invokes spirited discussions amongst Native and non-Native artists, scholars and just plain folks who are attracted to the historic, romantic and nostalgic.
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69Filed Under: National
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (12/09)
'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'
Albert Bender: 'The Green Inferno' hits new low in racist filmsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Albert Bender: 'The Green Inferno' hits new low in racist films (11/24)
The Indian people are reduced to such a level of beastly subhumanness that I found myself actually, unconsciously mentally rooting, at some points, for the developers to wax victorious.
Native actors speak Abenaki language in 'Saints & Strangers'Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Native actors speak Abenaki language in 'Saints & Strangers' (11/23)
The two-part mini-series debuted on the National Geographic Channel to favorable reviews.
American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival ready for kick-offFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival ready for kick-off (11/18)
The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center and the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians are hosting the event.
Michael Santiago: Learning from the stories of Black NativesFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Michael Santiago: Learning from the stories of Black Natives (11/12)
'Afro Native Narratives' aims to bring the discussion of Black Native identity to the forefront and bring forward the faces of Black Natives who continue to embrace the traditions of their ancestors.
Ruth Hopkins: Film depicts every Native stereotype imaginableFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Film depicts every Native stereotype imaginable (10/26)
It shouldn’t surprise you that since I like horror movies, I’m a fan of Eli Roth. Wait, let me correct that. WAS a fan.

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