Virtual Event

Deacon Turner on Indian Country in Film & Media

Please join us for a discussion with thinker, writer, activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation Deacon Turner as we get closer to the U.S. federal Thanksgiving holiday. Turner will dig into American Indian representation in film and television, myth versus reality, and how stories told on the screen have impacted Indian Country today.

This conversation will examine two recent works, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer and the television series Reservation Dogs, both of which are helping to reshape representation. Never fear: the event will still be worth your time if you haven’t read or watched these pieces!

Turner joined us in 2020 for a really powerful discussion about the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling and the importance of sovereignty. We are delighted to have him back!

Process note: This session is part of a series of monthly meetups that Steyer hosts. Some of these meetups are limited to Steyer employees; some are open to the public. The idea is simply to spend a bit of time together exchanging stories and ideas—to get to know one another better and to learn from one another.

Photo credit: FX Networks.

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