Check out the talent of #ShaynaJackson is not only an actress, but a songwriter, pianist and amazing signer too!
Please take a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/shayna-jackson-4/time-gd-mix3 #RealNDNZ #NativeTalent
Check out #KholanStudi doing what he passionately is pursing - #Acting - check out he's current play at the Autry - you won't be disappointed and you'll bet quite a few laughs! #BINGOHALL 🎬😁http://www.latimes.com/…/la-et-cm-99-seat-bingo-20180309-ht…
Humble and thankful that our work #RealNDNz is part of Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale's book #NotYourPrincess Voices of Native American Women! Get your copy from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/NotYourPrincess-Voices-…/…/1554519578 #nativewomen #ShaynaJackson #DejaJones #nativeamericanheritagemonth #losangeles #dtla #photography #dejajones #shaynajackson #ndnzinthecity #Actress #audreyhepburn #avagardner #classichollywood #georgehurrell #hollywood
#TBT - Recently helped a student in the UK understand about Natives in film & television (from a native prospective) and the work that we are doing in Los Angeles. This blog I wrote over a year ago, peaked his interest in the topic.
"For so long, the history of Indians in film has been seen with a one-dimensional lens, one that has created damaging and negative stereotypes still haunting us today. Native actors also have a long history of regularly being scrubbed out of rol...es and replaced with painted ‘red-face’ white actors, and in some cases are not even considered for roles because they don’t follow the fantasy attributes Hollywood has been so accustomed to – the dark skin and black long hair.
Knowing the long history of Natives in film and television and the social impact it creates is something I want to affect directly. I decided to focus on producing positive narrative portrayals of American Indians as real people engaged in real life." #RealNDNZ
"We all can make the collective consciousness to reimagine the way Indians are seen today and I do hope that our participation as Americans Indians will be part of the definition of “inclusion” in the Academy of Motion Pictures – soon!" #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood #Native #Actors #Oscars #NativeRepresentation #NativeParticipation #Hollywood #RealNDNZ
Thank you #ColorWebMag.for sharing our story about breaking down "Indian Stereotypes" in Hollywood. #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood #RealNDNZ http://colorwebmag.com/…/real-ndnz-re-take-hollywood-chall…/
This was posted last week! Thank you #KCET and #Artbound for the nice writeup. https://www.kcet.org/…/pamela-j-peters-navajo-filmmaker-tac…
Check out the work of a few Native artist in So. Cal. Also spoke about #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood and love the few photos selected from the project - check out the photos of both Kholan and Shayna - they both look amazing! #ClassicHollywood #TonyCurtis #AudreyHepburn
Filmmaker Pamela J. Peters has a message from Indian Country that she wants to share with the rest of the world: Despite centuries of discrimination and oppression — including murder, rape, forced relocation and cultural assimilation — “We are still here.”
This Thursday, Oct 6th at 3:00PM I will be speaking at the University of Riverside about the multimedia work I'm doing reflecting the perseverance of American Indian cultural identities today. I'll be sharing the history and stories of the photography and film-making I'm capturing of Real NDNZ that reflects the history of Native Americans from U.S. Indian Relocation to Hollywood films. Hope to see you on Thursday! #NativesInTheCity #LosAngelesHistory #ExiledNDNZ #RealNDNZ #Photography #Filmmaking #NativeRepresentation #LA #NDNZ
This is pretty cool from Culture Strikes about our project #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood - thank you!
"Have you ever seen a real Indian? There is perhaps no stereotypical trope in American popular culture, and especially in Hollywood, where most of our shared cultural images come from, quite like Cowboys and Indians--from the days of Buffalo Bill vaudeville act to all the embarrassing permutations of kitschy warpaint and feathers reglia from every Western classic thereafter: natives have for centuries served as the ultimate Other--the backdrop of the noble savage or historical vestige against which American nationalism and identity is defined and sharpened. " #CultureStrike #LosAngeles #RealNDNZ #ClassicHollywood
This is amazing!!! Thank you Native Max Magazine Native Max Magazine for doing this! Check it out!!! #NativeNewMagazine #RealNDNZ #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood #LosAngeles #DTLA #TheseDays #ClassicHollywood #BlackandWhitePhotography