Alaska Native representation in media | Alaska Insight

Hollywood movies and TV shows have traditionally leaned into stereotypes, too often portraying Indigenous Americans using racist tropes that ripple out from TV screens into society, tainting our perceptions of each other. But things are changing and the production of HBO’s True Detective: Night Country was a marked departure from past mistakes and may help signal a new way forward for authentic representation. On this episode of Alaska Insight, host Lori Townsend is joined by Phillip Blanchett and Mary Lou Asicksik, actors from Night Country, to discuss Alaska Native representation in media.

Madilyn Rose is the program producer at Alaska Public Media. Reach her at Read more about Madilyn here.

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