In it, Sara the town prostitute takes Marin to a sweat lodge. A Native appears and complains about the power failure Marin caused. "It was movie night on the reservation," he says. When Marin tries to respond, he says she has to hold the talking stick. Then he tells her to throw tobacco on the hot rocks and burn it.
Over in NativeVue.org, "Liaison" offered the following comment on this episode:
Someone else claimed Sara is supposed to be Native, which would make her a major Native character. Uh, no, I don't think so. The actress who plays Sara is Suleka Mathew, who's from India. Sara could be an Asian Indian or maybe a Latina, but I haven't heard any claims about her ethnicity on the show. She isn't a Native just because she visited a sweat lodge. She isn't a Native unless the show declares her one.
The "realest" TV depiction of Indians that I've seen in the last year was on Law and Order: Criminal Intent last April. The depiction in Men in Trees was briefer than the ones in Numb3rs and Veronica Mars and no more realistic. Let's not promote these token appearances as if they're anything but tokens, people.
Liaison also said: