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A long history of Indigenous film snubs

How important are Indigenous stories to Hollywood? Considering the popularity of cowboy-and-Indian tropes over the past century, it is reasonable to consider that Indigenous themes are seminal to the industry.

Still, the Indigenous voice has too often been ignored, and 2024 was no exception.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences bypassed the acclaimed Lily Gladstone, Siksikaitsitapii and Nimíipuu, in the Best Actress category, though Gladstone won awards from the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild for her work in the Martin Scorsese film, "Killers of the Flower Moon."


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