Photo: Teresa S. Thompson
Actor Jeremiah Bitsui accepts his award for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series at 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. Photo: Teresa S. Thompson.

And the Awards Went to: Screen Natives Honored at Red Nation 2014


The Red Nation Film Festival took place on November 12, and the honorees included familar faces and a previously-unheralded winner.

The latter was the film Among Ravens, which captured the award for Best Picture. Its directors, Randy Redroad and Russell Freidenberg, took home the Best Director award as well.

The familiar faces included some of Indian country's favorite actors, with Zahn McClarnon, Roseanne Supernault, Jeremiah Bitsui and Irene Bedard all winning awards. Comedian JR Redwater, who co-hosted the ceremony with Red Nation founder Joanelle Romero, was also honored.

Here's the full list of winners. To watch the full show, scroll down to the embedded video or visit Red Nation TV.

Oyate Wayanka Po Win Lifetime Achievement Award
Author, poet, actor, musician, activist John Trudell.

Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
Cody Lightning, Craters on the Moon

Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role
Zahn McClarnon, Strike One

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Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Tonantzin Carmelo, The Activist

Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role
Roseanne Supernault, Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Best Picture
Among Ravens (Producers Jerri Moore, Jeff Steen, Teddy Grennan, Heather Rae, Dori Sperko)

Best Director(s)
Randy Redroad and Russell Friedenberg, Among Ravens

Best Documentary Film(s)
The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo
Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

Best Short
"We Are Champions"

Outstanding Stand-up Comedian
JR Redwater

Best Music Video
"We Shall Remain"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy or Pilot
Jeremiah Bitsui, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Supporting Actress in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy or Pilot
Irene Bedard, "Miss Cheyenne," Longmire

Red Nation Brando Award
Joanne Stokan

Red Nation Edward Albert Jr Award
David Llauger Meiselman

Red Nation Rising Star Award
Johnny Sequoyah

American Indian Heritage Month Award
WWII Code Talkers

Red Nation Legend Award
Gene Clark Founder/Singer/Songwriter of The Byrds

Red Nation "Humanitarian" Award
Cesar Chavez

Red Nation Vision Award
Native Wellness Institute

Red Nation "Oyate" Award
Arapaho Nation from Wind River Reservation for documentary feature Listening for A New Day

Red Nation Courage Award
Adrian Esposito for documentary feature Inner Healing Journey with Native Trees of Knowledge

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