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Lots happening in and around Indian Country when it comes to Indigenous arts and entertainment talent and Native pop culture.

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Here is the latest Indigenous entertainment news:

Filmmaker Brit Hensel is the first woman citizen of the Cherokee Nation to direct an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival. Her film, "ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught)" is an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.  (Photo by Taylor Hensel, courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Nine Indigenous filmmakers are featured at this year's acclaimed Sundance Film Festival, telling stories of traditions, ambitions and aspirations in short and feature-length films and multimedia productions. The festival runs Jan. 20-30 in Park City, Utah, but will not feature in-person events this year because of the pandemic. READ MORE.

We get the inside scoop from Adam Piron, who is the interim director of the organization's Indigenous Program. He shares more about this year's line up.


Tvli Jacob and Steve Paul Judd are part of the team behind “The Rez Detective," a new all-ages graphic novel. Watch as they talk about the challenges and determination it took to write this book.



Speaking of the talented Steven Paul Judd, he and other Indigenous artists worked on Marvel Voices: Heritage #1.

For details, watch clip here:

Māori actor Temuera Morrison is back as Star Wars icon, Boba Fett, in Disney+'s new series "The Book Of Boba Fett."

The series premiered in January and has caught the attention of Indian Country. Morrison's Boba Fett was reintroduced to Star Wars fans in the popular, "The Mandalorian," a Disney+ favorite.

More details about the show and how to watch it here.


Migizi Pensoneau, writer and co-producer of "Reservation Dogs," has been added as a Native consultant to Avatar Studios, according to Screen Rant.

Pensoneau made an appearance in "Reservation Dogs" and appeared in "Rutherford Falls." He co-founded the comic group the 1491s.

Taika Waititi's and Sterlin Harjo's "Reservation Dogs" has been nominated for a Writers Guild of America award in the "New Series" category.

The show is one of five nominations.

The show's pilot was one of six nominated in the "Episodic Comedy" category.

"Reservation Dogs" received a Golden Globe nomination, among other recognitions. Season 2 is set to premiere later this year.

The winners will be announced March 20.

RESERVATION DOGS “NDN Clinic” Episode 2 (Airs, Monday, August 9) Pictured: (l-r) Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan Postoak, Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack, Zahn McLarnon as Big. CR: Shane Brown/FXCopyright 2021, FX Networks. All rights reserved.

The Native American Music Awards has released its list of award nominees. Recordings released in 2019 through 2021 were eligible.

For details about the nominees and categories, click here.

Check out this list of online film festivals curated by the Indigenous Media Initiative.

ADIFF/African Diaspora presents an online series, including a documentary and a feature film featuring the late David Gulpilil. In addition, Indigenous episodic series online have grown, including second seasons in 2022 for series launched in 2021, and a new Australian series coming to the US. READ MORE.

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