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    Hollywood Wants To Cast Rooney Mara As A Native American, We Native Americans Want Hollywood To Give Us A Chance

    In Hollywood, Natives on the big screen are barely represented, and if they are represented the role usually goes to someone who does not have Native heritage.

    Christian Bale Movie, Out Of The Furnace, Being Sued By Native American Nation!

    A Native American tribe has claimed that the Out of the Furnace movie with Christian Bale is derogatory towards its people!

    A Native American tribe has claimed that the Out of the Furnace movie with Christian Bale is derogatory towards its people!

    The Ramapough Native American tribe is suing the writers and producers of ‘Out of the Furnace’ for defamation, mental anguish and emotional distress

    A $50 million lawsuit against major Hollywood filmmakers has been filed by members of the Ramapough Native American tribe for what they believe is a negative representation of their people. The federal suit was filed in New Jersey on Monday against the writers and producers of Out of the Furnace, which stars Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson.

    Angela DeMontigny ~ Chippewa/Cree/Metis

    Angela DeMontigny has a passion for design. She displays an extraordinary ability to produce a contemporary, ready-to-wear collection and one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art that not only express her zeal for her native culture and heritage, but also shows that she is street smart and style savvy when it comes to delivering marketable merchandise. Edginess and elegance intertwine with cultural Chippewa-Cree-Metis elements.

    Crystle Lightning ~ Hobbema/Enoch Cree

    Crystle Lightning is an artist/musician living in Studio City, California known for her work as a film actress, an MC with the hip hop group LightningCloud, and DJ. A dedicated electro house DJ, Crystle recently moved from the booth to the center-stage mic with her performance partner, MC RedCloud. The pair wrote and recorded their recent collaborative work LightningCloud (2012) with RedCloud’s long-term musical collaborator, DJ Hydroe. Lightning’s love of electro house music softens RedCloud’s underground hip hop edge on this recording and represents the marriage of their musical interests.



    Tonantzin Carmelo ~ Tongva/Kumeyaay

    Tonantzín Carmelo is an American actress. Descending on her mother’s side from Tongva and Kumeyaay Native Americans of Southern California, she grew up performing in an Native American dance troupe led by her mother, Virginia Carmelo. Branching out into acting during college, she has since appeared in theater productions and independent films. A graduate of UC Irvine. Her acclaimed stage roles include Anita in Exmagare, Christina Khalo/Paula in Frida Khalo, and multiple characters in Malinche.

    Carla-Rae ~ Seneca/Mohawk

    Carla-Rae has had the pleasure of working with television, film and theatre stars to the likes, Wes Studi, Virginia Madsen, David James Elliot, Marc Vann, Tatanka Means, Tonantzin Carmelo , Michael Spears, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tamara Podemski, Emily Podleski, Maggie Fine, with Directors and Producers such as Award winning Director Lasse Hallstrom, in Fox series “New Amsterdam”, Director, Chris Eyre in PBS award winning docu drama “We Shall Remain”, Director Michael Linn in award winning, Indie Feature Film “Imprint”, Director Julie Ann Robinson, ABC network “Scoundrels”, just to name a few.

    Crystal Gayle ~ Wabash

    Crystal Gayle (born Brenda Gail Webb on January 9, 1951) is an award-winning American country music singer. Best known for her 1977 country-pop crossover hit song, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”, she accumulated 20 number one country hits during the 1970s and 1980s (18 on Billboard and 2 on Cashbox) with six albums certified Gold by the RIAA. Crystal Gayle became the first female artist in country music history to reach Platinum sales with her 1977 album, “We Must Believe in Magic”.

    ‘Alive’ Video Showing Drug Abuse and Sundance Spurring Heated Argument

    The music video for UK duo Chase & Status’ single Alive, filmed on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Montana, has prompted much discussion in the past week.

    Thought Woman explores Paula Gunn Allen’s life as Native American thought, struggle, resistance

    "Thought Woman: The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen" premiered on November 1 at the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis. The film is the result of local filmmaker Ellen Hinchcliffe’s multi-year journey to interview and honor one of her intellectual heroines.

    Native American Transsexual Actress Stars in New Film

    Drunktown’s Finest is a movie about finding hope in the bleakest of circumstances. Director Sydney Freeland grew up in the real Drunktown: Gallup, N.M. Or at least that’s what ABC’s 20/20, the cable newsmagazine that gave her hometown that dreadful moniker in 1990, would have her believe. Instead of resigning herself to a life of addiction, Sydney found a source of hope in her Navajo culture.


    Tulsa to host Native American film festival

    A two-day film festival featuring Native American actors, directors and producers will be held in Tulsa.
       
    This is the 10th year for the Red Fork Native American Film Festival. To mark the anniversary, the festival that starts Friday will feature a retrospective schedule of films.

    Red Fork Native American Film Fesitval marks 10 years at TCC

    Tulsa Community College will host the annual Red Fork Native American Film Festival on Friday and Saturday and this year’s event marks the 10th anniversary of the festival at TCC West Campus.

    Film Captures the Work that Led Wilma Mankiller to Chief at First Nation Film Festival

    "The Cherokee Word for Water" is a feature-length motion picture that tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. First Nations Film and Video Festival will be hosting screenings of "The Cherokee Word for Water" as part of their Fall film festival.

    12 Movies Shot in Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation

    Set and produced in Albuquerque, the phenomenally popular AMC series Breaking Bad, which airs its final episode on Sunday night, has filmed on Indian territory numerous times. The most recent notable episode to feature Native land was “To’hajiilee,” which was shot in an area of the same name that is a non-contiguous part of the Navajo Nation.

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