Paulina Alexis “Wagiya Cizhan” (Young Eagle) is an Indigenous actress who stars in the series "Reservation Dogs" and previously starred in the movie "Beans."
By Deanna Lane, 11 August, 2023
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D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai is an actor associated with indigenous films and series, with the latter gaining attention for his role in the series "Reservation Dogs," co-created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi.
Joy Harjo, born on May 9, 1951, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, stands as an influential figure in American literature, renowned for her contributions as a poet, musician, and author. As a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Harjo's works often weave indigenous traditions, mythologies, and histories with contemporary themes, offering profound insights into the complexities of Native American identities, histories, and spiritualities in the modern world. In 2019, Joy Harjo's significant contributions to American literature were recognized on a national level when she was appointed the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, making her the first Native American to hold this esteemed position.
Sterlin Harjo, a member of the Seminole and Creek nations, has emerged as a significant voice in Indigenous cinema. Born on November 14, 1979, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, Harjo's upbringing in the Seminole Nation has deeply informed his cinematic storytelling, offering a lens into the lives, struggles, and humor inherent in contemporary Native American communities. He co-created the television series "Reservation Dogs" with Taika Waititi.
Robbie Robertson, born Jaime Royal Robertson on July 5, 1943, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a renowned musician and songwriter of Mohawk and Cayuga descent on his mother's side, known predominantly for his integral role in the legendary rock group, The Band.