By Rob SchmidtNative Americans gave runners in the LA Marathon a boost with music, dancing, and lots of good old water.
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Articles by Rob Schmidt
By Rob SchmidtActress Misty Upham of 'August: Osage County' discusses acting, activism, and her acting troupe Indigo Children.
By Rob SchmidtAn interview with Misty Upham about working with Benicio Del Toro on the film Jimmy P.
By Rob SchmidtA profile of Sonny Skyhawk, who has fought for fair treatment and representation of Native Americans in Hollywood films and on network television
By Rob SchmidtWhen runners in the 28th Los Angeles Marathon approached mile 17, they saw something unexpected: a fancy dancer, a drum group and Idle No More-shirted Indians handing out water.The water station was managed by the American Indian Community Council, a nonprofit that serves LA County’s large Native population. mission...
By Rob SchmidtWhen Pamela J. Peters and Shawn Imitates-Dog attended a recent Idle No More rally in downtown Los Angeles, they were surprised.The crowd was small—odd, considering LA County has the largest urban population of Indians. No media representatives were present. And the signs addressed immigration, racism and other issues directly...
By Rob Schmidt"August: Osage County," a darkly comedic play by Tracy Letts, premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in 2007. It went on to Broadway, where it had 648 performances and won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Since then it’s toured across the U.S. and around the world.One the...
By Rob SchmidtA wrap-up of the second annual Short Plays Festival at The Autry, which took sports as its theme to pay tribute to Jim Thorpe
By Rob SchmidtAn interview with Steven Lewis Simpson, director of A Thunder-Being Nation, a documentary about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation