Thank you Lise, for writing about what is on a lot of Native peoples minds today. To me, as an advocate for our people in the realms and mediums of Film and Television, I can't express my total disappointment enough. Negative imagery has probably been one of the most demeaning and egregious forms of representation that we have had to struggle with for many years, and here we go again. There will be those who would go on to say ( and even some of our own) that it is no big thing and that we are being too sensitive. What a travesty in thinking. We, as the Native peoples of this land now called the USA, have paid a very dear price for our existence, and as you say, have been more than proud to send our young people into harms way, before and after this land became known as the USA. The Apache Nations, specifically the Chiricahua, and the descendants of Goyakla , aka,"Geronimo", should be totally disappointed, that our "leaders" and especially a minority President, would allow, regardless of intent, the Geronimo" name to be used in this disparaging manner. It will be in the history books forever. What a shame. Pilamaya pelo.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 20:44