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Sundance Institute’s Bird Runningwater Announces Departure After 20 Years (Guest Column)

Since arriving at the Sundance Institute as a programmer for its Native Program in 2001, Bird Runningwater has built upon the organization’s foundations of Indigenous inclusion, helping to develop a pipeline of Indigenous creative talent and expand their cultural reach across storytelling both in the U.S. and beyond. Over the past decade, Runningwater led Sundance’s […]

Nathan Phillips, Yalitza Aparicio and the Long History of Media (Mis)representation of Native Peoples (Guest Column)

Hollywood and the media have long misunderstood and erased indigenous voices, writes the director of Sundance Institute's Indigenous Program, but talents like Yalitza Aparicio are "sparks of sacred colors parting the darkness."