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Scott George, the First Native American Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, to Perform at Oscars Ceremony

In a historic moment for Indigenous representation at the Academy Awards, Scott George, a member of the Osage Nation, is the first Native American to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song with his composition, "Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)" for Martine Scorcese's Killers of the Flower Moon.

This landmark nomination not only celebrates George's talent but also serves as a powerful testament to the resilience and cultural richness of the Osage Nation and Indigenous peoples worldwide.

The song is an anthem written and performed in the Osage language. It encourages tribal members to rise up, be strong, and have faith through life's ordeals. George, a respected figure within the Osage community, collaborated with two dozen female and male singers who gathered around a drum to create the piece of music.


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