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Following last week’s release of Avatar: The Way of Water there has been quite a bit of buzz — both positive and negative — about the film, its success and what many are calling cultural appropriation. 

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This weekend and next week in Indian Country, a rare exhibition of Pueblo Pottery opens, NAMA-award winner Rona Yellow Robe performs, award-winning Indigenous music group Brulé joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and much more.
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SAINT PAUL, Minn.—When Strong Buffalo heard from friends that his group, Buffalo Weavers, won “Best New Duo/Group” at this year’s Native American Music Awards (NAMA), he was in disbelief.

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This weekend and next week in Indian Country, Native made holiday markets abound as Christmas approaches, an annual cultural dance celebrates the seasonal cycle, and films showcase the power of Native storytelling. 

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Pictureworks Entertainment is looking for the actor play iconic Olymypian Jim Thorpe in the upcoming feature film Thorpe. Director Tracey Deer, who was selected late last month to direct the film, and Rene Haynes, casting director, made the announcement in a press release last night.

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This weekend and next week in Indian Country, holiday markets kick off, film screenings abound and the American Association of Indian Affairs celebrates 100 years with the first annual Tribal Museum Day. Here is Native News Online’s weekly round-up of arts, culture and entertainment offerings around Indian Country.
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Indigenous peoples have persisted in the face of systemic racism and oppression to make indispensable contributions to our society.  Earlier this week, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we shared stories of five Native Americans who helped shape American culture.  Today, here are five more Natives of note who had a tremendous impact on culture in the United States. 

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Producers of a film about the formative years of Olympic Gold Medalist Jim Thorpe (Sac & Fox/Potawatomi) announced this week that award-winning director Tracey Deer (Mohawk) will direct their feature film called Thorpe

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From capturing the heart of a nation with awe-inspiring athleticism to elevating American ballet onto the world stage, Indigenous peoples have persisted in the face of systemic racism and oppression to make indispensable contributions to our society.

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With snowfall topping over six feet in some locations in western New York in recent days, organizers of the Native American Music Awards postponed last night’s scheduled ceremony until Monday.