Photo Courtesy of BDG Media Inc.December 13, 2016.
As Kristian Wilson of Bustle.com has reported, Sherman Alexie recently revealed his movie, based off of his book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part- Time Indian, is casting lead roles to Native American actors with the intention of making the movie "culturally authentic." The successful novel brings "diversity" to the collection of young adult books. Moreover, it sheds light onto the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the media, as well as the infringement on SAG-AFTRA with Native Americans in Hollywood.
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For more information,
- Spokane Tribe of Indians
- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- Sunday book Review: Off The Rez
- The New York Times, November 2007.
- A brave life
- The Guardian, October 2008.
- Poetry Foundation
- SAG-AFTRA's History
- Adam Sandler Film The Ridiculous Six in racism row as Native Americans quit set
- The Guardian, April 2015.