November 7, 2021
Naper Settlement, IL 60540
Free program courtesy of Illinois Humanities, pre-registration required
History Speaks - No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media
Sunday, November 7, 2021
This presentation is loosely structured as a three-part magic act. Speaker 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.
This presentation is loosely structured as a three-part magic act. Speaker 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. The acts are separated by personal anecdotes that reflect the ideology of lived experience versus the authorship of expertise of Native representation.
About the Speaker - Ernest M. Whiteman III
Ernest M. Whiteman III is a Northern Arapaho filmmaker, artist, writer, and media educator. 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 teaches an upper-level communications course, Native Americans in Media at the University of Wisconsin Parkside, and is a Teaching Artist with Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education.
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.