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Two non-Native authors are enjoying reasonable success with Native American-themed works. Jason Aaron’s comic series ‘Scalped’ is set on a fictional South Dakota reservation where tribal mobsters punish their enemies with violence the author depicts in graphic detail. TV network WGN picked it up for a possible TV series. And renowned Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling is under fire for appropriating Native American culture in her “History of Magic in North America” online story series. Are you fans of any of these works? Are you disappointed when respected writers try to portray Native American culture?
Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo) – national director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers
Jonnie Taté Walker (Mniconjou Lakota) editor of Native Peoples Magazine and media critic
Break Music: Song Of Encouragement (song) Porcupine Singers (artist) Alowanpi – Songs Of Honoring – Lakota Classics: Past & Present, Vol. 1 (album)