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Marvel’s Indigenous Voices
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In the wake of comic book genre success, both on and off the big screen, the industry continues to move towards more inclusive and diverse storylines, especially with the November release of “Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1.” 

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LOS ANGELES — The Black List, an annual survey of Hollywood executives' favorite unproduced screenplays, announced Tuesday the nine scripts selected for the inaugural Indigenous List, which highlights the best Indigenous film and television writers working in the United States. The Black List worked in collaboration with IllumiNative and the Sundance Institute.  

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SALT RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY Ariz. — Honoring the loss of over 2,400 people who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day memorializes one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history. The National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance on Dec. 7, 2020 will be commemorated at the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River. Though Remembrance events this year are going to be different  than originally envisioned, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will be hosting an event at  the USS Arizona Memorial Gardens at Salt River and invites you to join virtually and to join the live  streaming of the Pearl Harbor ceremony in Hawaii immediately thereafter. 

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Photography can be a tool of colonialism, as well as a tool of sovereignty and self-identification. 

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This weekend and next week in Indian Country, you can check out Charles Dickens with a Tlingit twist, catch up with an influential Indigenous art duo out of the Southwest, and help keep the residents of a very chilly reservation warm this winter.

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LOS ANGELES — ABC Studios has still not addressed concerns raised by Indigenous nations, organizations, and leaders that it’s new primetime show “Big Sky” demonstrates “at best, cultural insensitivity, and at worst, appropriation” by ignoring the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis that is devastating tribal communities. Some of the hardest hit reservations are in Montana, where ABC’s drama is set. “Big Sky” is adapted from CJ Box’s novel, “The Highway,” and focuses on the abduction of young women from Montana’s highways.

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NEW YORK — Wes Studi (Cherokee) was named on Sunday to The New York Times’ prestigious “25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (So Far)” list.

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This weekend and next week in Indian Country, you can virtually gift shop till you drop down further into your couch, have a very Cherokee Christmas, and get an eyeful of dazzling Native dancers summoning mountain spirits.

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Editor's Note: This article was orignially published in the Smithsonian magazine. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

To the original peoples of this continent, each day is a day to give thanks to the Creator. Thanksgiving ceremonies have always taken place when Native people have gathered. Food and feasts often serve as a focal point of these ceremonies. This Thanksgiving, we’ve asked seven Native American chefs from different cultural and culinary backgrounds, working in different places around the country, to share holiday-worthy recipes with us.

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RICHMOND, Va.—This weekend, the Fourth Annual Pocahontas Reframed Storytellers Film Festival is set to premiere a weekend of curated films made by Indigenous filmmakers about Indigenous culture today from Friday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 21.