“Smoke Signals” &”Reel Injun “

 

The first posting is under: “Smoke & Indians: Resistance or Complicity”
Read: John Mihelich—“Smoke or Signals? American Popular Culture and the Challenge to Hegemonic Images of American Indians in Native American Film”
Watch: Smoke Signals
Then write 150 words that answer these questions
What do you think about Smoke Signals? Is it racist because it uses stereotypes even though it tries to break away from those stereotypes at times? What stereotypes did you see in the film? What do you think about all of the alcohol use? Is it condemning or reaffirming the stereotype of the drunken Indian, and how does the reading verify or go against your answer to this question? Remember to include a quote from the reading in your post. The writing must have proper style, grammar, mechanics, spelling, and formatting.

This is the end of the first post.

 

The second posting falls under: “Indigenous Representations: A Larger View”

Read: Michelle H. Raheja’s “Toward a Genealogy of Indigenous Film Theory”
Watch: Reel Injun (On Netflix)
Then write 150 words that answer these questions
Based on your reading of Raheja article and your screening of the film, what do you make of the strategies that indigenous actors/filmmakers must use to combat racism? Does this information go against what you wrote about Smoke Signals on Saturday for your DBP? What do you find the most interesting about the reading/film? What is visual sovereignty, and how does it relate to what you learn in Reel Injun? Remember to include a quote from the reading in your post. The writing must have proper style, grammar, mechanics, spelling, and formatting.
This is the end of the second post.

You are writing 2 posts in total that have different videos and readings to be seen and read and quoted from. Please answer all the questions for each video and reading. Please quote for both the 2 posts. Also, please avoid writing any racist comments. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks!