Road Scholar Ernest M. Whiteman III discusses the many representations of Native Americans in media and how these representations inform audiences’ perceptions of Native peoples and issues.
Ernest M. Whiteman III is a Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer and media educator at the University of Wisconsin Parkside. He is currently working on a feature-length, full-text, contemporary adaptation of Hamlet which will include a full cast of Native American actors. Ernest is the Director of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. a non-profit film festival supporting Native American directors of all skill levels and finding venues to help them express their views and screen their films.
Ernest continues to make films, to write and make art. Ernest has also self-published a short stories collection The Autobiography of Blue Woman. A Rez Tale is his second completed novel, his first novel to be self-published. He is from the Wind River reservation and currently lives in Skokie. Not bad for a nameless Arapaho from Wyoming.
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