By Lisa Snell
In 1984, Sacheen shared in an Emmy Award for her advisory work on PBS' 1984 "Dance in America" presentation of the ballet "Song for a Dead Warrior." She worked on two PBS shows, "Remember Me Forever" and "The Americas Before Columbus," both broadcast in 1992. She also produced films on American Indian health subjects and taught seminars about Indians' portrayal in American media and encouraged students with Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Arts, which trains future filmmakers.
Sacheen eventually ended up back the in the San Francisco Bay area where she volunteered and worked with Native Americans dying with AIDS. That's when she met Mother Teresa.
"Marlon Brando didn't impress me the way Mother Teresa impressed me. She was somebody who worked with the poorest of the poor but never tried to 'missionize' anybody. She was just about doing good works, period," Sacheen said.
Below: "Activist and actress Sacheen Littlefeather, right, a subject of the PBS special Reel Injun, participates in a panel discussion about the show with Native American director Neil Diamond during the PBS Television Critics Association summer press tour on Aug. 5 in Beverly Hills, Calif." (AP photo/Chris Pizzello)