The Netflix show, “Longmire,” has come to an end. The modern Western police drama broached several Native issues including the Violence Against Women Act, tribal jurisdiction and adoption of Native children by non-Native families. We’ll discuss the show’s triumphs and failures and also hear about some other promising projects that Native screenwriters and actors are bringing to the small screen.
Dustin Tahmahkera (Comanche Nation of Oklahoma) – assistant professor of Mexican American and Latino studies and faculty in Native American and Indigenous studies
Theo Van Alst (Lakota) – associate professor and chair of Native American Studies Department at the University of Montana
Brian Twenter – professor of Indigenous Literature at Western Washington University
Marcus Red Thunder (Ojibwe) – technical adviser for Longmire, and a Native Wellness consultant
Break Music: Place I Call Home (song) Native Roots (artist) Most High (album)