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Sherman Alexie proud to hang onto mullet hairstyle

Author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie says he clung onto his mullet hairstyle as a way of maintaining his Indian identity.

Alexie, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington, was interviewed for a documentary film called "Half of Anything" by Jonathan Tomhave. Although Alexie eventually cut his hair, he waited awhile to do it.

"I wore a mullet to fight against elitists," Alexie says in the film, The University of Washington Daily reported. "The mullet was a last grasp ... at trying to maintain reservation identity."

The film was one of three screened at UW's third annual Native Voices Film Festival.

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Hearing native voices in the media (The University of Washington Daily 11/24)

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