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Vincent Schilling
Indian Country Today

Our top story this year in arts and entertainment was a call to action post for Indigenous actors for a then-upcoming Marvel movie that has since been identified as the next Black Panther movie.

The Walt Disney Company was looking to cast two Indigenous actors to include Cadmael, a male, and Zyanya, a female. Considering Black Panther II started filming in July 2021, the roles are for that film.

Not far behind was our coverage of “Reservation Dogs.”

Stories on the 2021 outbreak series and Gotham Awards winner “Reservation Dogs” as well as director Sterlin Harjo’s interview also garnered top hits this year. Our Indigenous love for Jason Momoa also cracked the top 10 for 2021 at the impressive No. 2 spot.

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Another top story included the young Native Hopi actor and first Native Daytime youth Emmy nominee, Isaac Arellanes, also got some well-deserved attention this year. As well as both “Reservation Dogs” and “Rutherford Falls” getting an appreciative nod from TV Guides’ top 100 shows.

Here are this year’s top 10 stories:

  1. Indigenous, over 20 and buff? Marvel wants you
  2. Indigenous love for Jason Momoa
  3. Director Sterlin Harjo talks ‘Reservation Dogs’
  4. #NativeNerd review: ‘Reservation Dogs’
  5. Bill Burr is the ‘Reservation Dogs’ Cukoce
  6. Indian Country’s love for ‘Reservation Dogs’
  7. ‘The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw’
  8. Meet the first Native Daytime youth Emmy nominee: Isaac Arellanes
  9. TV Guide names three Native programs in Top 100 Best Shows
  10. Indigenous film festivals online 2021
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