The show premiered without me.
I did not even get a rejection notice. Not even a “your experience does not match our requirements”. So, my short-lived television career comes to an end. Could it be that I was not Indian-y enough? More beads and feathers perhaps? Honestly, the only time when most non-Natives even acquiesce to view Natives as contemporary is when we explore all the sad and bad things about being Native American. So the non-Native public can say, oh, poor things, that’s terrible, and go back to their dinners. Or maybe, Steven Spielberg, one of the producers of the show, read some of the commentary I wrote about him and nixed me. (I could at least buy that one.)