The American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show (established in 1978) has recognized excellence in American Indian cinematic achievement, making the annual awards show one of the most prominent Indian country and Native cinema showcases.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Ironically, the horror-oriented films probably have the best chance of breaking through to a wider audience. Sigh.
For more on the nominated movies, see Wendigo Movies in imagineNATIVE 2010 and Two Indians Talking Voted Most Popular. For more on the subject in general, see AIFI's 2008 Nominees and The Best Indian Movies.