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#NotYourTigerlily Tweet List

Tonight, December 4th at 8/7pm central, NBC will be airing Peter Pan Live! Once again subjecting the indigenous communities of this country to the mockery of their identities and culture for the sake of entertainment.

Peter Pan has the most racist and damaging portrayals of indigenous people. In every single reincarnation, whether through film, literature, or broadway, what remains the same is the misappropriation of indigenous identities, culture, imagery and the promotion of violence towards indigenous women. So please join and take a stand against #RedfaceDisgrace! Feel free to use the tweet list below.

@nbc should have taken a cue from Larissa FastHorse in updating Peter Pan. http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/284012701.html?page=1&c=y #peterpanlive #notyourtigerlily

The portrayal of silent “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily is a stereotype that Native parents do not want their children to see #NotYourTigerLily


Whitewashing tradition in hollywood has to end! @laloalcaraz: White actors cast as ethnic characters http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/14/showbiz/gallery/rooney-mara-white-ethnic-roles/index.html


This issue is not just about casting Native actors in Native roles it is about telling Native stories by Native people. #NotYourTigerLily


We need to just forget this Peter Pan nonsense and support our Native film makers accurately depicting Native life. #NotYourTigerLily


Best way for studios to handle casting of Tiger Lily is to not make a Peter Pan movie, because it’s colonial and racist. #NotYourTigerLily


We need more Native filmmakers making movies like The Fast Runner http://www.isuma.tv/atanarjuat #NotYourTigerLily #NotYourTonto


Native girls are often subjected to derogatory sexual comments. Whether princess or squaw, Native femininity is sexualized #NotYourTigerLily


You bet #NotYourTigerLily is NOW! Natives are tired of being ignored. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/03/13/is-notyourtigerlily-next/


THIS is why we are pissed, stereotypes suck! — What Makes The Red Man Red? Native Americans are #NotYourTigerLily #RedFaceDisgrace http://youtu.be/Y_at9dOElQk


Natives are capable of representing ourselves. How about we get that chance? #NotYourTigerLily http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/03/13/is-notyourtigerlily-next/


We need Native writers in Hollywood Now! Rooney Mara’s casting shows a lack of vision #Redface not new or edgy – #NotYourTigerLily


Just because it is HollyWHITE does not make it HollyRIGHT, stop the stereotypes, stop the redface, stahhp already #NotYourTigerLily


In Disney’s Peter Pan, Tiger Lily did a table dance for Peter. Nobody needs a remake of that racist flick. #NotYourTigerLily


Hmm- we lost massive amounts of money on THE LONE RANGER and got called racists, let’s do it again! #HollywoodFAIL #NotYourTigerLily


“Tiger Lily Doesn’t Equal Human Torch” plus a very long rant | Felicia’s Melange http://thisfeliciaday.tumblr.com/post/79718617942/tiger-lily-doesnt-equal-human-torch-plus-a-very-long #notyourtigerlily


#NotYourTigerLily Rooney Mara Peter Pan Tiger Lily Controversy 2014 http://www.refinery29.com/2014/03/64338/rooney-mara-tiger-lily-controversy-peter-pan-casting via @Refinery29


Hollywood, you don’t have to be afraid of the new stories that would be told if you let go of racist casting practices. #NotYourTigerLily


A remake of Peter Pan and Tiger Lily is a lose-lose for N8V girls and women #NotYourTigerLily


Hollywood: #redface will **never** be acceptable. #NotYourTigerLily


Native comedy done right – 1491’s Comedy Troupe – “The Adoption of Johnny Depp” http://youtu.be/mjCIVFvSp6M

Native actors exist – Kevin Lee Burton (Swampy Cree) Meskanahk (My Path) – http://www.isuma.tv/en/imaginenative/meskanahk-my-path

Native Filmmakers They Exist – check out Duane Ghastant’Aucoin (Tlingit, Writer/Director) http://www.cfmdc.org/node/3109

#HollyWHITE next time hire Melissa Henry (Diné, Writer/Director), avoid #Redface and stereotypes in your films: .youtube.com/watch?v=HORyxl3gq60 …

#HollyWHITE next time hire Blackhorse Lowe (Diné, Writer/Director) avoid #Redface in your films https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQaE5cKMy9M

Reverse the Gaze #Oscars #HollyWHITE hire Native filmmakers/writers – Kent Monkman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tVwu5FJcds

Native Actors in Hollywood History – Molly Spotted Elk (Penobscot, 1903-1977)–Performed in 1930 film, The Silent Enemy


Native filmmakers exist – check out Rope Wolf Two Spirits: Belonging (White Mountain Apache, Writer/Director)

Native women filmmakers kick ass – Maija Tailfeathers, Blackfeet filmmaker “Red Girl’s Reasoning” http://youtu.be/vkjEdIN_mrw

Why #Redface when there is Adam Beach? http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0063440/ @Adamreubenbeach

#HollyWHITE next time hire Cody Harjo and avoid #Redface in your films http://www.pbs.org/special/film-festival/who-are-we/migration/

During the years of silent film production, Native Americans were often played by members of the Sioux Nation

In more than a century of film history, the “Hollywood Indian” has rarely reflected the actual Native Americans of the Plains

Producer and director Thomas Ince had a Sioux settlement of “Ince Indians” on the California coast

Even during those years, however, Native American roles of importance were generally played by non-Native actors

The dress and customs of Native peoples were depicted in whatever costumes suited the director or set designer’s taste

The Hollywood Indian from the 1920s through the 1980s was more likely to resemble a Plains Indian than any other

the American audience quickly grew accustomed to the exotic look of Plains headdresses and breastplates

In 1940 Cherokee actor Victor Daniels led a group of actors in applying to the BIA for recognition as the “De Mille Indians”

The “De Mille Indians” were a new tribe composed only of Native Americans who worked in the film industry

Why Indigenous Representation in the Mainstream Matters – http://nativemaxmagazine.com/from-tigerlily-to-green-inferno-why-indigenous-representation-in-the-media-matters/ #peterpanlive #redfacedisgrace #notyourtigerlily

While humorous, the application was also an attempt to show the artificiality of the stereotypes found in the film images

The American audiences have over the course of film history generally accepted as reality the Hollywood Indian

The Western imagination has accepted as reality the Hollywood Indian, whether Noble Savage or Bloodthirsty Savage

The Native American has often been used as the metaphorical foe in Westerns

When Historical Pictures Co. made The Indian Wars in 1914, the secretary of state sent troops and equipment for the filming

NDN kids at Boarding Schools were shown western movies to reinforce white supremacist conquest over their bodies and emotions

Redface refers to the creation and propagation of racist American Indian stereotypes and caricatures.

The history of Native stereotyping has had important cultural consequences, the full impact of which is not readily apparent

By the time “Injuns” made it to the Western movies of the 1950s, directors generalized many Sioux traditions to all natives

A homogenized NDN is usually male, wears buckskin, beads, feathers, has a pinto pony, and is savage, uncaring, and brutal

Native Americans have for years been portrayed as awful cookie cutter images that are neither flattering nor accurate.

Blackface minstrel shows put on by white performers died out in the 1960s with the advent of the Civil Rights movement.

Redface minstrel show however are alive and well in the 21st century.

In film and television, American Indians have long been portrayed as people of few words with magical powers.

Often the Indians in Hollywood are dressed as “warriors”, which perpetuates the notion that Natives are savages.

Native American women are depicted in movies as beautiful maidens sexually available to white men.

Collectively the stereotypical images of Natives in Hollywood continue to influence the public’s incorrect perception of them.

Media often portrays Native men as warriors and medicine men, their female counterparts are portrayed as beautiful NDN maidens

There is the maiden on the cover of Land O Lakes butter products

They call it the ‘leather, feather, teepee and tomahawks’ syndrome

People feel that they can use Native American culture and imagery in such a glib way. It’s disrespectful.

Representations of Native American women as “easy squaws” have real world consequences.

American Indian women suffer from high rates of sexual assaults, often perpetrated by non-Native men.

Native girls are often subjected to derogatory sexual comments. Whether princess or squaw, Native femininity is sexualized

Unsmiling Indians who speak few words can be found in classical cinema as well as in cinema of the 21st century.

Mis-representation of Natives paints them as a 1-dimensional people who lack the full range of emotions that other groups display.

Native American males are often portrayed as wise men with magical powers in film and television shows.

These “medicine men” characters have little function other than to guide white characters in the right direction.

In the 1991 film “The Doors” a medicine man appears at key moments in Jim Morrison’s life to shape the singer’s consciousness.

Morrison may have really felt that he connected with a medicine man, but his thinking was likely influenced by Hollywood NDNs

Natives have been portrayed in movies time and again as Med-men who have no other purpose but to rescue hapless white people.

In films such as “The Last of The Mohicans” there is no shortage of Indian warriors.

Hollywood has traditionally portrayed Native Americans as tomahawk-wielding savages thirsty for the white man’s blood

These brutes engage in barbaric practices such as scalping and sexually violate white women

The ADL says “While warfare and conflict did exist among Native Americans, the majority of tribes were peaceful”

In Hollywood, Native Americans are typically found living in the wilderness and on reservations. This is also a stereotype.

In over 4000 films, Hollywood has shaped the image of Native Americans.

Westerns like “They Died With Their Boots On” created stereotypes.

Not until a renaissance in Native American cinema did films like Smoke Signals portray Native people as human beings

“Hondo” filmed in 1953, shows the Apaches as brave warriors, who wouldn’t tolerate lying. All white cast.

“A Man Called Horse” filmed in 1970, a white man appears as a captive and then rises to the top to become a Sioux chief. No.

The old westerns typically portrayed the Native American as a savage beast seeking the “white man” to kill and destroy

Movies depicts the Native American as uneducated and wild: the Injun Joe as portrayed in Huckleberry Finn

Many Native American roles were also based on stereotypes and falsehoods

Stereotypes are oversimplified conceptions or beliefs about groups of people.

Since their first contact with Native Americans, Europeans sent back literary depictions of the inhabitants of the “New World.”

Individual Indians could be good, but the group had to be bad to justify the superiority of European civilization

Native peoples have been firmly placed in the lower echelons of intelligence by Hollywood.

A Native American is often portrayed as a bestial creature, rather than a human being. They are elements of nature.

A common narrative involves lustful savages attacking white women, only to be killed by heroic white men

The Nobel Redman. These are the few “good” Indians written into the plot to heighten the drama.

Between roughly 1920 and 1970, there were more than 350 Euro-American actors who portrayed Native Americans

It was not until 1970 that the first actual Indian tribal member appeared in a lead role in a motion picture.

That actor was Chief Dan George cast as Old Lodge Skins in “Little Big Man.”

Since 1970, there have been a few attempts at a more nuanced and realistic portrait of Native American lives and history.

Stereotypes from Hollywood persist, and natives themselves are well aware of their power.

The image of the Hollywood NDN neither mirrors Native American contemporary reality nor their historical past

The Hollywood NDN shows how producers, screenwriters, directors, and actors have chosen to represent Native Americans in film

The concept of the Hollywood NDN is closely connected to myths and images created about Native Americans and the Wild West

Images of Native Americans have been shaped from the first encounters between whites and Natives onwards

The Hollywood NDN, still observable today, has its roots in the Western as a literary genre

Ideas such as the vanishing Indian, or the noble and ignoble savage, were made popular

Wild west literature revolved around frontiersmen, pioneers, and settlers struggling against nature, lawlessness, and Natives

The Hays Code laid out a set of “decency” standards for members of the Motion Picture association.

The things prohibited by the Hays code were any depictions of mixed-race marriages

The Hays code prohibited sexual perversions or homosexuality in motion pictures.

The Hays code prohibited the ridicule of the clergy in motion pictures.

The Hays code prohibited offenses to any race or creed in motion pictures. Oops, they somehow missed this one all those years.

Racism in America is our #WorstKeptSecret, it is everywhere, we need people to understand we R #NotYourMascot and #NotYourTigerLily

My ancestors welcomed Europeans with open arms, and were met with firearms, and then they made a biased movie about it. #NotYourTigerLily

Jay Smith Silverheel, native actor, was cast as a “fool” or “moron” in a show designed to stroke the white superiority complex

In Spanish, “tonto” translates as “moron” or “fool”.

Tonto is a fictional character, the Native American companion or sidekick of the Lone Ranger. Native Americans are #NotYourTigerLily

“Kill the NDN, save the man” said Richard Pratt, Founder of Carlisle NDN School.

Early 20th century saw rapid expansion in NDN mascots. Mythic, fighting, beast like savages was the new trend.

Why Rooney Mara’s Casting Matters- Thanks @caitlynbecker for including native voices. http://huff.lv/1eZ4hbS #peterpanlive