The Red Nation Film Festival took place on November 12, and the honorees included familar faces and a previously-unheralded winner.
The latter was the film Among Ravens, which captured the award for Best Picture. Its directors, Randy Redroad and Russell Freidenberg, took home the Best Director award as well.
The familiar faces included some of Indian country's favorite actors, with Zahn McClarnon, Roseanne Supernault, Jeremiah Bitsui and Irene Bedard all winning awards. Comedian JR Redwater, who co-hosted the ceremony with Red Nation founder Joanelle Romero, was also honored.
From left: Actors Edward James Olmos and Saginaw Grant with WWII Code Talker Samuel Holiday on the Red is Green carpet at Red Nation 2014. Photo by Teresa S. Thompson.
Here's the full list of winners. To watch the full show, scroll down to the embedded video or visit Red Nation TV.
Oyate Wayanka Po Win Lifetime Achievement Award
Author, poet, actor, musician, activist John Trudell.
Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role
Cody Lightning, Craters on the Moon
Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role
Zahn McClarnon, Strike One
Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Tonantzin Carmelo, The Activist
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role
Roseanne Supernault, Rhymes for Young Ghouls
From left: Actor A Martinez, honoree John Trudell, and Red Nation Film Festival founder Joanelle Romero on the Red is Green Carpet at the 2014 Red Nation Film Festival. Photo by Teresa S. Thompson.
Among Ravens (Producers Jerri Moore, Jeff Steen, Teddy Grennan, Heather Rae, Dori Sperko)
Randy Redroad and Russell Friedenberg, Among Ravens
Best Documentary Film(s)
The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo
Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians
"We Are Champions"
Outstanding Stand-up Comedian
Best Music Video
"We Shall Remain"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy or Pilot
Jeremiah Bitsui, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Supporting Actress in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy or Pilot
Irene Bedard, "Miss Cheyenne," Longmire
Red Nation Brando Award
Red Nation Edward Albert Jr Award
David Llauger Meiselman
Red Nation Rising Star Award
American Indian Heritage Month Award
WWII Code Talkers
Red Nation Legend Award
Gene Clark Founder/Singer/Songwriter of The Byrds
Red Nation "Humanitarian" Award
Red Nation Vision Award
Native Wellness Institute
Red Nation "Oyate" Award
Arapaho Nation from Wind River Reservation for documentary feature Listening for A New Day
Red Nation Courage Award
Adrian Esposito for documentary feature Inner Healing Journey with Native Trees of Knowledge