The Lack of American Indian Representation in the Entertainment Industry and Its Affects

American Indians are more than their stereotypes. They have more to offer than a propensity for alcohol and easy accessibility to blackjack tables. Some of the first people to settle on the continent, American Indians have a backbone founded in strength, sacrifice, and survival. Even with the many obstacles stacked against them throughout time, they have still managed to remember their true heritage while forging a path of prosperity for their futures. It is past time for American Indians to receive representation for the trials they have overcome and be accurately presented like others who have underwent similar oppression. Equality is not a term extended to one person, people, or population. Neither is entertainment. So why not extend both to American Indians?