July 16, 2006

How stereotypes hurt Indians

The Hollywood Indian"Very much of what we do with regard to Indians grows out of how Indians are portrayed in the media," [Rennard Strickland] says. "Most people's image of the Indian is related to what one sees on the screen, whether in TV or movies. And most decisions (about Indians' lives) are made, under the trust relationship, not by Indians themselves but by non-Indians."For more on the subject--much more--see The Harm of Native Stereotyping:  Facts and Evidence.

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