I was 11 years old, the first time I watched the clip of Indigenous actor Sacheen Littlefeather at the 1973 Academy Awards. Littlefeather, who died Oct. 2, 2022 at 75, took the stage on Marlon Brando’s behalf, accepting his award in protest of Hollywood’s depiction of Native Americans. That night, while calmly delivering her speech,…

How Sacheen Littlefeather Paved the Way for Indigenous Actors Like Me
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