A podcast to celebrate and educate Native American representation in popular culture. The podcast features film reviews, interviews, and discussions about current and bygone-era media featuring Native American and Indigenous roles, and how that contributed in shaping the image of American Indians growing up in the 80's and 90's.
Ghost Dance (1982)
Just in time for Halloween, Turtle discusses the 1982 Native themed horror/slasher movie the Ghost Dance, starring Julie Damato, Victor Mohica, Frank Salsedo, and Henry Bal. Other topics on the table include Native American ghost stories and legends, the real history of the Ghost Dance, Sitting Bull, and the Ghost Dance Wars, and the tragedy of the Wounded Knee Massacre.
He also talks about the Indigenous metal band, Cemican, why you should never use the term MYTH when talking about creation stories, and why you should never jump in puddles after it rains.
The Jingle Dress (2014)
On this episode, Turtle explores the White Earth Nation of north western Minnesota and Ontario, the beautiful history of the Anishinaabe, wild ricing, Whitefish Bay Singers, the origins of the Jingle Dress and dance, plus a review of the wonderful 2014 Bill Eigen film The Jingle Dress. He finally answers the "Johnny Depp" question, explains Cigar Store Groaners, and discovers his new favorite drank, SASPARILLAS.....
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Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Turtle discusses one of the most influetinal Native American film/television characters from his youth and possibly all time, Tonto. Topics include Tonto's orgins, Tribal affiliation, the dreaded "Tonto Talk", and some of the groan inducing Hollywood tropes in the 1981 film The Legend of the Lone Ranger.
Ep 1: To All My Relations
In this debut episode, Turtle discusses family, influences, and foot races. Plus sowing the seeds of the podcast.
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I have a hard time finding podcasts that Interest me enough to want to stick around for more than one episode but I think this ones a keeper. Can’t wait to hear more 😊!
I will start this off by saying I am not Na at all, but I have known the host, “Turtle,” for over 25 years. As of episode 1, I am already hooked. Some of these stories and feelings I didn’t even know and that’s what makes this experience even better. Turtle speaks in a way you fee he is speaking to you and he intends to educate in a multi-cultural and understanding way. I am very excited to learn even more.