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Standing Rock Dakota, Filmmaker, Historian, PhD from UMN, Co-director @MTAWdocumentary, Post-doc at USD *opinions are my own* #NativeTwitter
May 6, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
1) #NativeTwitter As someone who is Native and close to being done with a PhD in history, can we have a conversation about the damage historians have done to Native communities? #HATM #twitterstorians 2) As Noenoe Silva points out in Aloha Betrayed, it’s possible to get a PhD focusing on Native history without interacting with ACTUAL Native people.
Aug 24, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
1) We got another film rejection for @MTAWdocumentary for a bigger film festival. We have been successful in almost every Native festival and festivals that reserve space for Native films. I understand that we cannot be accepted into every festival, we're noticing some themes. 2) Our feedback for one festival was,"I wanted to hear more Native voices on the mascot issue. And see more of the beautiful culture." Natives have been voicing our opinions on the mascot issue since the 1960s and remain ignored. Sometimes it just seems like we can't win.