2018 Women Are Sacred (WAS) Conference, Session Information: Own The Narrative: Exploring the Portrayal of Natie Women in Films and News Media. What is the narrative of Native women by the mass media? Why is this view important in the movement of Safety for Native Women? How do we take back our own healing and stories? We will explore how Native American, Alaska Native and Hawaiian Native women have been, and are currently portrayed in film and news media. From Hollywood to Indie films, from New York Times to local tribal news coverage, we will explore the current landscape of how Native women appear to the general population and more importantly, create strategies to take back our own image and tell our own stories as it is critical to inform, maintain and increase public awareness of safety for Native women. Presenters will provide tools, training and resources to take the narrative back by leveraging online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Youtube, Vimeo, etc) and creating real-time or live examples as well as edited products. One real-time example will be producing a short video and posting it to an online video hosting site and sharing it on your social media by using your smart phone.
News Articles & Papers:
- Media representation of Native women: invisibility, stereotypes, whitewashing by Rebecca Nagle (Cherokee) on Women's Media Center (June 2018).
- 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Has Two Native American Actors. It Needed Three by Indian Country Today.
- A Review of Reel Injun: A Look At How Female Native Americans Are Portrayed in Film by Jill L. Hurley on Academia.com (2016).
- 8 Positively Portrayed Indigenous Women Characters in Film and Animation by Indian Country Today.
- Rebecca Roanhorse's Trail of Lightning: A Splendid Mirror for Indigenous Readers by Dr. Debbie Reese (June 2018).
- Feature Film:
TV & Documentary:
- Reel Injun by Neil Diamond (Cree) 2009. Free streaming on Youtube.
- Kind Hearted Woman, Pt1 by David Sutherland, 2013. Free streaming on Frontline.
- Kind Hearted Woman, Pt2 by David Sutherland, 2013. Free streaming on Frontline.
- Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee TV movie by Frank Pierson, 1994. Based off book Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog. Free streaming on Youtube.
- The Quiet Power of Danelle Smith by Princella Parker RedCorn (2013). Free streaming on NET TV.
- Using Social Media to Engage Your Audience and Tell Your Story Webinar by Princella RedCorn (NIWRC) and Stephanie Conduff (Cherokee).
- Shawl Squares for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls by NIWRC (2018).
- PSA United State of Native Women by NIWRC (2016).
- #InspiringNativeWomen NIWRC Facebook Album in honor of Women's History (Herstory) Month.
Native Women Filmmakers:
*Please research them and their films!
- Ramona Emerson
- Sidney Freeland
- Carey Tully
- Christina King
- Melissa Henry
- Erica Sharf
- Erica Tremblay
- Princella Parker RedCorn
- Stacey Thunder
- Mackenzie Gruer
- Brooke Swaney
- Deidra Peaches
- Michelle Schenandoah
- Katsitsionni (Juni) Fox
- Leya Hale
- Tracy Rector
- Sarah Del Seronde
- Valarie Red-Horse Mahl
- Carey Tully