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1970, Chief Dan George was the *first* Native American nominee for a worthy performance in ‘Little Big Man’.

1973, Marlon Brando took a stand for American Indian Image and the Industry’s treatment of American Indian in not accepting the Oscar for "Godfather’ instead sent Sacheen Littlefeather to speak on his behalf.

There have only been two Native actors to be nominated an Oscar;

1970, Chief Dan George for his role in Little Big Man
1991, Graham Greene for his role in Dances with Wolves
1999, Graham Greene for his role in The Green Mile



There has only been one Native musician to *WIN* an Oscar;

1982, Buffy St Marie WON - Best Music, Original Song for An Officer and a Gentleman, For the song “Up Where We Belong”.

There has only been one Native Filmmaker to be close to Oscar nod;


Joanelle Romero is the only American Indian Filmmaker to date to be close to Oscar Nod!

American Indian image and stories are worthy, bankable and marketable.

Proving in 1990, Kevin Cosnter’s Dances with Wolves. Winning seven Oscars at the 63rd Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The screenplay was adapted from the 1988 novel Dances with Wolves by the author, Michael Blake
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Responses to "American Indian Oscar Winners, Nominees and Activists. (Videos)"

  1. love Chef Dan George

  2. Lydia says:

    To our disgrace!

  3. Will Rogers should have won multiple times.

  4. I hate to correct you, but Graham Greene was only nominated for "Dances With Wolves"; he wasn't nominated for "The Green Mile".

  5. Anonymous says:

    Buffie St Marie won an oscar...so she is the first and only

    http://buffysainte-marie.com/

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