Pamela J. Peters is an Indigenous multimedia documentarian from the Navajo Reservation. Her multimedia work, which she call "Indigenous Realism", explores the lives and diversities of real American Indians and pushes viewers to critically analyze the psychological and historical structures of Native Americans in mass media.
We all can make the collective consciousness to reimagine the way Indians are seen today and I do hope that our "participation" as Americans Indians will be part of the definition of "inclusion" in the Academy of Motion Pictures - soon!
My Once Life is a hybrid video poem about the continuing impact of colonization on tribal peoples.
Meet the handsome and dapper young Native American men that are part of this series #RealNDNZRetakeHollywood
Real NDNZ Re-Take Hollywood, showcases photographs that disrupt and decolonize clichéd portrayals of the “Hollywood Indian.” The series "re-takes," classic portraits of movie stars of yesteryear with contemporary Native American actors in Los Angeles.
Leaving was the beginning, but eventually I came to understand that it wasn’t enough. I needed to go back to school. This may seem obvious, but to me it wasn’t. Higher education was never a value instilled in me—my parents only told me to find a job and not depend on others.
As a Navajo living in the city, I want our history to be remembered and acknowledge. We are part of Los Angeles History too!
I want to bring awareness of our presence and cultural contribution to "Los Angeles; we, too, have a story woven into the history of Southern California." #LANatives
I'll be speaking this Thursday at Occidental College addressing the historic U.S. policy of American Indian urban relocation and the visual, narrative imagery of American Indians in mass society - especially in the mecca of media - Hollywood!