I was happy as the next Indigenous person at Taika Waititi's oscar win, as well as his dedication to indigenous children.
But, I need you all to recognize something.
He is the SECOND indigenous to win an Oscar.
The first winner is my Man Wes Studi who won just last year.
Yes he is cherokee and not Māori. But you gotta understand. We all consider ourselves to be kin.
Indigenous peoples around the world. Sami, Maori, Native Australians, Inuit, First Nations (including mexicans.) Indigenous is an all encompassing term for us.
So I am ASKING you to take that into consideration before spreading misinformation.
And yes, feel free to reblog this post.
-Sincerely, a tired Native American.
I need to inform you that the og herself, Miss Buffy St. Marie WAS in fact the first ever Oscar Recepient. So that's four legends we have (including Miss Yalitza)!! Go indigenous!!
Go Jewish, Go Māori, Go First Nations, Go Indigenous!!
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At the Oscars, Natalie Portman wore a Dior cape embroidered with the names of the women who weren't nominated for Best Director including:
Lulu Wang, The Farewell
Mati Diop, Atlantics
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim
Alma Har'el, Honey Boy
Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Via @amyKinla on Twitter
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