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Are Avatar Director James Cameron’s Politics As Flawed As His Film?

This past weekend, mediaINDIGENA was one of the first outlets to break the news of the emerging alliance between Hollywood heavyweight James Cameron and indigenous people affected by the Alberta tarsands. It comes after similar lobbying efforts by Cameron for indigenous people in Brazil. But regular readers of this blog may find this script a...

James Cameron to visit Alberta tarsands with First Nations

“Avatar” director accepts invitation from former Chief of the Mikisew Cree Nation George Poitras and the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) Clayton Thomas-Muller, an organizer with theĀ IEN says he spoke with Cameron at a special screening of Avatar in NYC earlier today and that the director-turned-activist has agreed to take part in a “fact finding mission”...

Cowboys and Indians in Space? Assessing Avatar

While I must be one of the only people in the world yet to see James Cameron’s sci-fi blockbuster Avatar, I have noted with interest the continuous volley of criticism and praise for the film, especially among indigenous people. (For those who’ve been living under an unobtainium rock, Avatar is the story of a cultural...