Joanelle Romero, an actress of Apache/Cheyenne descent, has accomplished many things in her life. In 1977, she was the first person to star in a movie about a contemporary American Indian woman. Only three such movies have been made since then, she said: "Lakota Woman," "Naturally Native" and "Imprint."
In 2006, Romero introduced the Red Nation Television Channel. So far, the channel is Web-based, with content such as syndicated news, documentaries and music videos. But her goal is more ambitious than offering multimedia on the Net. "We want to be--we will be the next Indian HBO/CNN," she declared.
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For more pictures of Romero, see Pix of the 2008 WIGC. For more on Native-themed TV, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.