After the shooting in Orlando, mainstream media outlets reported the shooting as “the worst in U.S. History.” Most Native people and activists knew this to be untrue and took to Twitter and Facebook to fix the headline and clarify.
I have never been able to find that place to stand to cleanse myself of all bias. If that place exists, getting there involves abstaining from much that is important to me.
A Kurdish pop star has crashed the media scene from the Middle East to Cannes to Los Angeles with a call for peace and unity while wearing golden heels, military camos and confronting the Islamic State, on video.
The Washington Post poll that came out last week showing that nine out of 10 Native Americans surveyed did not find the term Redsk*ns offensive drew outrage from Indians all over the internet, and from tribal leaders and scholars who have been leading the charge for changing the team nic
For many, the key take away of the recent survey conducted by the Washington Post is that the vast majority of American Indians do not take offense at the name of the local professional football team.
In the past week, Kourtney, the oldest sister of the infamous Kardashian clan, has doubled down on racism against Natives.
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Following Hollywood ’s example, the #OscarsSoWhite movement erased living Native Americans from our society.
Excitement erupted when Leonardo DiCaprio referred to Indigenous Peoples, climate change, and the politics of greed in his Oscars acceptance speech for 2016 "Best Actor." Here was a media cel
In a column written for Indian Country Today Media Network, Alvin Manitopyes commented on the film, The Revenant. He concluded on a very false note: that First Nations “women were perceived as p
The problem with white saviors isn’t necessarily that they’re paternalistic, or dumb, it’s mostly that they aren’t dependable. Where is my white savior when I want a jar opened? Ultimately, if you give a white person too much power as an ally they will betray you.
The Revenant is not for the faint hearted as the bloody and brutal violence constantly spews across the big screen like a horrific nightmare. The ambience of the opening scene is cloudy and dark, giving viewers a sense of eeriness, stirring up feelings of terror and suspense.
The Revenant is a film that revamps American mythology. There’s an expediency and urgency as it’s photographed in panoramic long seemingly one shot takes. It couldn’t be done on film, had to be digital.
During the 20 years that Russell Means and I were writing partners, from 1992 to 2012, Hollywood made several movies that misrepresented American Indians and their cultures in insulting ways.