A response to National Geographic's Navajo Cops
So, to my dismay, Navajo Cops was just a reinforcement of negative stereotypes of American Indians.
We are drunks. We are vanishing. We are hopeless. We are destitute.
Sounds like Navajo Cops is the TV equivalent of the comic book SCALPED, which also stereotypes Indians as drunk, vanishing, hopeless, and destitute.
As "Indian Girl," the proper approach isn't to cover up the negative. It's to show the positive and negative in balance. Portraying rez life as only negative is stereotypical even if the film segments are true.
For more on Navajos and alcohol, see Jack Chick's Crazy Wolf and Mile Post 398.