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Sacheen Littlefeather

Edan talks about the life of Sacheen Littlefeather before and after refusing Marlon Brando’s Oscar for The Godfather. We also talk about drum circles, sweat lodges and casting more Indigenous People in films and TV. 

Show Notes & Extras

  • Gal pals this month are – Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Edan.
  • Bonnie already talked about Elizabeth Petratrovich
  • Get to know you question – have you ever been to a native gathering?
  • Drum circles & Sweatlodges
  • Edan’s 1 Cool Ingidenous Gal is Sacheen Littlefeather
  • Born November 14
  • Alcatraz Occupation in the 70’s
  • Wilma Mankiller shout out
  • 1970 Miss American Vampire Contest Winner
  • Her offical website
  • Early acting
  • 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973
  • Marlon Brando
  • Video of speech below
  • First world wide broadcast of the Oscars
  • Coretta Scott King shout out
  • Founded the National American Indiana Performing Arts Registry
  • Project
  • Blacklisted
  • 2018 Documentary Sacheen (view on One Bowl Productions)
  • John Wayne
  • Women’s voices in protest
  • Mother Teresa
  • Sacheen is battling cancer
  • Jada Pink Smith inspiration
  • Marlon’s feelings
  • Rita Moreno
  • Mental Health



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