November 17, 2021 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm
The brilliant "Reservation Dogs" by Sterlin Harjo (Seminole and Muscogee) and Taika Waititi (Māori) demonstrates the importance of inspired Native (not native inspired) creators. This FX comedy series illuminates elements of the Indigenous experience with nuanced humor that resists, twists, and goes beyond traditional Hollywood Stereotypes of Native Americans. It's taken too long to arrive at this moment. In this session of Out of the Margins, we will explore the stereotypes we have internalized (as non-Native and Native participants); we will excavate where they came from through an analysis of mainstream media mis-representation; and we will map out ways we can not only stop stereotyping Indigenous people, but support inspired Natives' voices, creations, and self-representations.