dogs reservation – Mino Warabi Sat, 26 Mar 2022 04:57:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 dogs reservation – Mino Warabi 32 32 Review of the first season of “Reservation Dogs” Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000

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November is National Native American Heritage Month. This year, as the Thanksgiving holidays draw near, I beg you to do yourself a favor and stuff your face with episodes of Dogs Reservation rather than turkey.

Ahead of its release in August 2021, I explained why you should be excited about the series. I seriously underestimated how amazing that would be. Dark comedy at its core, the world and characters created by Sterlin Harjo grab your attention as the viewer. Here is my opinion on Dogs Reservation season one.

Reservation Dogs Season 1 Plot

The show takes place at Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma. We meet the occupants of the fictional Okern, OK, with the main focus on a group of teenagers known as Reservation Dogs or Rez Dogs. The group consists of Bear, Elora, Cheese and Willie Jack. The crew are on a chip truck heist to raise money so they can leave their lives on the reserve behind for the greener pastures of life in California. There was a fifth member of Rez Dogs named Daniel who has passed away. As the story of the first season progresses, we learn more about what happened and how it shaped our main characters and their community.

Throughout the season, we see the Rez Dogs working together to raise funds while simultaneously learning their individual stories. This is where the show really started to show its greatness. Each character’s “solo” episode added so much to everyone. Our characters also have to decide whether or not they are ready to continue the big move.

Reservation Dogs Cast Performances

I thought I would appreciate the cast of the limited interactions in the first trailer. I wasn’t prepared for the powerful performances of two, in particular, Devery Jacobs as Elora and Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack. When it comes to captivating and moving scenes, these two were above the rest. Keep an eye out for everyone when the rewards season rolls around because they’ve run over them.

Our main Bear character is played by D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, and Lane Factor rounds out the main cast as Cheese.

The background characters also deserve heaps of praise. Performers Lil Mike and FunnyBone steal the scenes they’re in with a combination of energy and mic skills. Actor Zahn McClarnon perfectly embodies the local Big Law Enforcement Officer. Kirk Fox plays a perfect close who leads a team of meth heads. The way he distributes his “indigenous wisdom” is amazing. Wes Studi and Gary Farmer take on the role of area elders. Finally, we have Bill Burr. This man needs more respect for his acting chops.

He was great in breaking Bad, took a step in The Mandolorian, and now we have his performance as coach Bobson. The seventh episode, “Calfornia Dreamin ‘”, is an emotional roller coaster. We learn a lot, laugh some more and shed a few tears too. It’s the highlight of the show for me so far, and Burr is amazing as Devery Jacobs is out of this world.

Wrap Rez Dogs

If you’ve seen the show before, now’s a great time to rewatch. Football games are going to be a draw anyway. There is so much in the background to soak up too. Take the time to read some of the posters / stickers on the walls or t-shirts of certain characters. He becomes his own little Easter egg hunt. You know Bear’s address was no coincidence.

The actors, writers, and directors are all native, and while it’s perfect for this show, it provides another important reminder. They brought a story to life and made it rich and captivating. For too long most would have been neglected for writing and acting gigs if it weren’t for playing or writing an “Indian”. Fuckin ‘ashamed, and I hope, show like Dogs Reservation and Rutherford Falls help reverse that thought.

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]]> Reservation Dogs Stars Devery Jacobs, Dallas Goldtooth Talk Comedy Series – The Hollywood Reporter Sun, 21 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000

FX on Hulu Dogs Reservation could have the most exciting cast of breakout artists of the year. Featured in August, the grim, comedic tale follows four teenagers growing up on an Oklahoma reservation as they plow their way – through petty criminal follies, including hijacking a snack delivery truck and robbery. copper – from the ground floor to sunny California in honor of their late friend Daniel, who longed to head west to start anew. Leading the pack is Elora Danan, played with quiet intensity by Devery Jacobs, who recounts THR that she “needed to be a part of the show” when she first heard about the project created by Oscar-winning actress Taika Waititi and showrunner Sterlin Harjo.

Told from a uniquely Indigenous perspective, the series stings clichés throughout its eight-episode first season, many of which stem from how whites have portrayed Indigenous peoples in pop culture for a century. Jacobs and his co-star Dallas Goldtooth, who plays a mischievous appearance named Spirit, spoke to THR about the unsung power of Indigenous storytelling, why humor can be such an effective healing mechanism, and their excitement about joining the writers’ room for season two.

Sterlin Harjo said he immediately bonded with Taika Waititi during their similar experiences, despite coming from very different parts of the world. Devery, you come from Canada and play a character who lives on a reservation in Oklahoma. Is there a shortcut among indigenous communities around the world because of what you have in common?

DEVERY JACOBS One of the reasons [Watiti’s 2010 film] Boy is one of my favorite movies of all time because [the characters] are all like family at home – except they all have kiwi accents. There is absolutely one thing in common between us, which ends up being Dogs Reservation so universal for indigenous peoples around the world. Having said that, we are also made up of many different languages, cultures, nations and territories. I grew up in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà: ke, which was north of that colonial border that divided my nation in two. I don’t necessarily consider myself to be Canadian or American either – I consider myself to be Haudenosaunee. My nation is on both sides of this border.

The show also recontextualizes American pop culture in a very interesting way through an Indigenous perspective.

DALLAS DENT D’OR We can speak to a larger audience, but there is a double conversation going on here when we speak to people in our own diaspora: “We see you, you are part of it, we are building something together. I love that the show is a conversation about culture – how communities, which are on the fringes of society, assimilate culture, ingest it and make it part of who they are. The name itself, Dogs Reservation, is obviously a tribute to Tank dogs. We didn’t grow up seeing Indigenous content on TV. We have seen pop culture on television. And so we’re going to change that and make it our own.

JACOBS One of my favorite parts about being a part of the show is that it’s by indigenous people for our communities, and everyone can be made aware of the joke as well. That’s what ends up making him so specific and so funny. We don’t spoon feed the white audience, we don’t show who we are around white people. [Many films] have shown us in westerns or shown us as people who only exist in contrast to whites.

GOLDEN DENT We know how the outside world views Native Americans. We are fully aware of this. And we’ll take every opportunity to reverse that. There is an explicit aspiration to be a counter-narrative, but not to explain too much, as Devery said – not to explain everything, but to present something to make people think.

JACOBS One of the things with your character, Spirit, is that he holds up a mirror in front of the Western audience and questions his ideas about what he thinks an Indian or Native American looks like. There’s this old image of colonial contact with native men, and then it’s overturned by the Spirit which is sort of… I don’t know, how would you describe it? He’s pretty awkward.

GOLDEN DENT It’s definitely a goofball. We are dealing here with dualities at all levels and we also mirror ourselves. We must not continue to jump into the same storytelling mold that has been dictated by whites. We can tell our own stories on our own terms, take control of these clichés and do whatever we want with them.

Devery, your character has some rough spots as well – especially when we learn that she was the person who found Daniel after his death.

JACOBS One of the things that rings the truest for me throughout the show is the use of humor. [Before] shows as Dogs Reservation Where [Peacock’s] Rutherford Falls, there were so few glimpses of aboriginal comedy and our biting gallows-type humor, the way we are able to weave together heartbreaking and heartwarming moments. Growing up, my mother always said, “If you don’t laugh, you will cry. And I think that’s so true for marginalized communities as a whole. I am as well queer as I am Mohawk, and I think that is also true for the queer community.

There’s a big shit that these kids go through, and there’s real impact in the context. Daniel’s story is not just a TV plot point, it is the story of many of our families and communities. The issue of suicide affects Indigenous people at the highest rates [compared with] any other group. It is a reality for us. But it’s not something that we sit around feeling sorry for ourselves. We are incredibly resilient people. And one of the ways we’re so resilient is our humor.

The cast of FX / Hulu’s Dogs Reservation, from left to right: Paulina Alexis, Devery Jacobs, D’Pharaoh Woon-A Tai and Lane Factor.
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Dallas, is that how you approach your comedy?

GOLDEN DENT I am plagued with insecurities, and comedy is a way for me to deal with that and to understand myself better. It is a form of healing. Maybe mainstream society overlooks the power of comedy as a healing mechanism, but for marginalized communities, comedy is a great way to let go of trauma and move forward. We deal with the pain, we deal with the traumas of the past – we don’t cling to it. I think we wouldn’t be here as aboriginal people if it weren’t for our ability to shed light on a situation.

You are both now writers for season two. I’m curious if you feel any pressure to speak on behalf of a global indigenous population and if this is a conversation you have had in the writers’ room.

GOLDEN DENT Sterlin always insists that we are not going to dwell on explaining identities. We’re just going to say it as it is and let people interpret it. There is a lot of power behind it. We don’t belittle it for the public – we encourage the public to be very critical and engage their minds on these things. It’s a historic first in a lot of ways, so obviously there’s going to be a lot of pressure to hit all the notes. Each of us in this room has brought a different aspect of Indian country to this space, whether in urban, Canadian, native, or garden level. You see a broad perspective, even though it’s specifically in this one community.

Are you keen on writing for your own characters or is it more fun to think of things for your co-stars?

JACOBS Writing for the other characters is probably easier than writing for mine, because I feel so close to Elora Danan. I am incredibly grateful to Sterlin for embracing all writers of different levels of experience and all being indigenous from different communities. The whole reason why Dogs Reservation exists because Taika Waititi opened the door to her peers and said, “Hey, let’s make a project together. It wasn’t because there was a huge demand in the industry to pick up a native creative and raise them to create their projects. They were native peers helping each other. As Dallas said, I hope this is the first in a long series – a whole industry of native designers.

Interview edited for length and clarity.

This story first appeared in a November independent issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, Click here to subscribe.

Newhouse’s IDEA committee is organizing a screening of “reservation dogs” Tue, 12 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000

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Neal Powless and his friends ran inside and gathered around a small television at a birthday party in 1985 to watch “Windwalker”. The ’80s western was voiced almost entirely in the native Crow and Cheyenne languages ​​with English subtitles. He recalled that this was one of the only times he and his friends had seen themselves faithfully portrayed in one of the many movies and TV shows they had watched.

“Here, we were (watching) our people on film,” said Powless. “It has become a novelty to see yourself in the cinema.”

The Newhouse IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) committee organized a screening of “Reservation Dogs” by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo on Monday evening on the occasion of Indigenous Peoples Day. A question-and-answer session with Powless, a native of the Onondaga Nation, followed the screening, which was held at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Powless is the university’s ombudsman and is pursuing a doctorate. to SU in the study of indigenous imagery in major motion pictures.


The show is the first American series written, produced and directed by all Native North Americans. He follows Elora (Devery Jacobs), Bear (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Cheese (Lane Factor) and Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) as they roam their Oklahoma reservation, stealing everything from cars to groceries in hopes of turning a profit they could use to leave the reserve and travel to California. Their makeshift gang becomes known as the best bandits on the reserve, and they are nicknamed “The Reservation Dogs“.

“Reservation Dogs” overturns many scripts that have surrounded the image of the Native American, said Powless, who has spent most of his life on a reservation.

The three-time All-American lacrosse player worked as a cultural consultant and then co-producer on “Crooked Arrows,” a film about a Native American lacrosse team. After screenings of two episodes of “Reservation Dogs”, Powless compared and contrasted “Crooked Arrows” and the new Hulu show on several occasions.

The role of Indigenous characters in Hollywood is scorching, filled with victimization, antagonism and stereotypes that go back to the very roots of the industry, he said.

“In the early days of the film’s early uses, Indigenous people were among the first people filmed,” Powless said. “They were taking Natives and filming them because it was assumed they were going to disappear. “

These early films mostly show Indigenous people as they perform ceremonies and rituals, Powless said. While “Reservation Dogs” shows these moments, they are in a different context. The first episode ends with a funeral-like ceremony, where the four friends burn herbs and create an altar dedicated to their friend who died a year ago.


In this scene, the four stand in suits and ties – a rodeo tie and cowboy hat over intricate braids for Willie Jack – against the smoky backdrop of the abandoned building where they hang out, in a more obvious reference to the Partial inspiration from the show’s title, “Reservoir Dogs” by Quentin Tarantino, an audience member at the event pointed out.

The series is replete with pop culture references – from “The Lord of the Rings” to “Willow” – to capitalize on the importance of pop culture to Indigenous communities living on reserves. Powless recalled that growing up, he and his friends used so much mass media, but they rarely saw accurate representations of themselves in any of that content. This made the honesty of “Reservation Dogs” in its portrayal of Indigenous characters much more meaningful, said Powless.

While the show broadens perceptions of indigenous peoples to white audiences, it is even more important for indigenous audiences to see themselves in media they can relate to, said Soo Yeon Hong, visual communications professor and organizer of the event.

The show is the first series to be shot entirely in Oklahoma, another example of the show’s cultural aptness. Because it is shot in the West, viewers get an “authentic experience of an Indigenous space,” Powless said.

Second-year student Curtiss Summers attended the screening and said the show’s mainstream success was “warming.”

“It’s really good, like when I first saw it, it hit all I know about living on a reserve. The characters I saw were people I knew from the reserve, ”Summers said. “When they went to the Emmys, it felt good to see other Native Americans go this far.”

Powless also spoke about spirituality in Indigenous life and how it is portrayed on the show. In “Reservation Dogs”, the relationship between the characters and the spirit realm is constantly explored. Bear is plagued by a spirit called William “Spirit” Knifeman, who gives him life advice on how to be a warrior and do good for his people.

Knifeman is introduced as another character in the series; The bear is never afraid or surprised by its presence. On the reserve, belief in the spirit world is integral truth, something that transcends time and space in the Indigenous perspective towards the dead, Powless said. He remembered talking to his friends when the movie “Paranormal Activity” came out, saying, “These people were so stupid, all they had to do was talk to these spirits, let go. food aside and that would have been nice. “

During his time as a producer and cultural consultant on “Crooked Arrows”, Powless consciously used certain stereotypes when he approved the costume design so that the native and white audience could see the character “throwing the costume” at the moment. where the full story arc had played, he said. “Reservation Dogs,” however, was refreshing in its aversion to any accepted archetype of the Native American, he added.

“This kind of stuff is really exciting to watch because they don’t even go for the stereotypes, they just go and do it,” Powless said.

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The 5 Best TV Shows Right Now: Midnight Mass, Booking Dogs Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

This week, it was incredibly difficult to pick just five shows, but some really great firsts and finals have proven their worth. And while television is back to its peak status, it’s worth mentioning that Broadway is back, too, baby! The Tony Awards broadcast and concert over the weekend notably showed its all-masked audience … what the Emmys did not controversially do. COVID-19 continues to fight on TV, scripted and live, in puzzling ways.

The rules for Power Rankings are simple: any series currently on television is eligible, whether it’s a comedy, drama, newscast, animated series, or TV show. variety or sporting event. This can be over a network, basic cable, premium channel, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, or whatever you can stream to your smart TV, as long as a new episode has been made available the previous week (see ending Sunday) – or, in the case of programs aired once, it must have aired within the previous four weeks. The voting jury is made up of Dough TV editors and writers with a fairly wide range of tastes.

Honorable mention:
Only the murders in the building (Hulu), Ted lasso (Apple TV +), Fate Patrol (HBO Max), Wrong (Paramount +), Sex education (Netflix), What we do in the shadows (FX)


Network: Netflix
Ranking last week: Not eligible
This week: It’s Prue vs False Prue as this British gem returns for a new season.

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One of the most calming and healthiest TV series returns with its hosts, judges and contestants in a bubble secure against COVID, which once again created an instant and heartwarming camaraderie between them. Although the Great British Pastry Fair (Where Pastry shop to our British friends) may look a little different now that he’s on Channel 4 for the second year instead of the BBC (more surreal hosts and more urgency inside the tent), the joy that the series continues to offer is welcome and familiar. As the bakers come together to prepare their signings, techniques, and shows, they cheer each other on and provide interesting treats and the occasional disaster throughout. With Netflix re-streaming the episodes every week, just days after their UK debut, it also provided another great anti-munchies TV show to set your clocks – never over-cooked or underdone. –Allison keene

Network: Hulu
Ranking last week: Honorable mention
This week: A perfect ending.

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Lottery winner, drug addict former footballer, and grieving family walk into a bar. Well, more like a smoothie bar. Nine Perfect Strangers, the latest collaboration between author Liane Moriarty and Nicole Kidman, is a captivating limited series on Hulu that follows a group of individuals all brought to the beautiful Tranquillum House for a wellness retreat. As they learn more about their cryptic host, Masha (Kidman), and what brought them there, it’s clear that nothing is as peaceful as it seems.

Every guest has come to Tranquillum looking for help, spiritual guidance, or just a good old-fashioned R&R. Francis (Melissa McCarthy) is a novelist seeking inspiration and relaxation after an online relationship turns out to be a scam; Tony (Bobby Cannavale) is struggling with opioid addiction following a sports injury; married couple Jessica (Samara Weaving) and Ben (Melvin Gregg) have lost their spark; Carmel (Regina Hall) is reeling from the family drama and insecurities induced by motherhood; and the Marconi family (Asher Keddie, Michael Shannon and Grace Van Patten) seek to reconnect after a death nearly tears their family apart. The ninth and final guest, Lars (Luke Evans), is the most watched and doesn’t immediately say why he has arrived.

Despite her seemingly bizarre healing methods, Masha really wants to help all visitors to Tranquillum House and thinks she is. Her ideas are weird and fascinating, and encourage guests to look within to finally overcome whatever is holding them back from the happiness that she knows is possible in their entire lives. Once they give in to it completely, the results are empowering and sometimes frightening. Nine Perfect Strangers takes us on the ride – a trippy, intense and exhilarating ride – and like the guests of the Tranquillum House, it’s best that we buckle up and let it go. –Kristen reid [Full Review]

Network: FX on Hulu (included in your Hulu subscription)
Ranking last week: 2
This week: A heartwarming finale that included an ax against a tornado.

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FX has found its niche by telling intimate close-up stories extremely well, and Dogs Reservation is no exception. It focuses on four friends – Bear (D’Pharoah Woon-A-Tai), Elora (Devery Jacobs), Willie Jack (Paulina Alexis) and Cheese (Lane Factor) – who accidentally form an unofficial “gang” dubbed the ” reservation”. bandits ”, because of their penchant for light crime. Their hope is to get enough money to travel to California, an ideal always at hand.

The lived-in and slightly surreal comedy is a low-fi exploration of an indigenous Oklahoma community, whose protagonists scramble around the “ground” among other misfits and sundries, and fall into a variety of adventures ranging from the theft of a flea van to a sarcastic and overworked healthcare system. FX touted Dogs Reservation, created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, as revolutionary. In many ways, it is; it has a fully native writers room, for one. But the show makes its boldest statement by not feeling like it’s making a statement at all. It’s an easygoing, rude and funny show, specific and accessible. It is not about children being noble heroes or crime-loving villains; they are just people. But they are also indigenous peoples, who Is means something and is all too rare to see on TV, especially portrayed in such a wonderfully laid-back way.

But more than anything Dogs Reservation is a perfect summer series, which takes place on languid afternoons and moves at a leisurely pace. Children make plans, look for food, go for walks, fight. They don’t talk or act like adults, and they’re not shot down by cynicism. They have hopes and dreams, a love for family, a non-ironic embrace of community, and make a lot of silly mistakes. To say that there is an innocence or even a wholesomeness in Dogs Reservation wouldn’t quite hit the mark on how rude the show can be (it’s ultimately an adult comedy); but like his pellets, he has a good heart. Friends do their best and huddle together, even though they are arguing over their choices. It is this balance that the show gets so right; not too precious nor incredibly vulgar, just the truth with an edge. Or as they would say, “I love you, bitch.” –Allison keene [Full Review]

Network: HBO Max
Ranking last week: Honorable mention
This week: “Don’t worry: on March 13, 2020, your life is about to change!

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The last time we left The two othersThe Dubek clan of, Chase (Case Walker), 14, aka viral pop singing sensation ChaseDreams, had just bombed VMAs and decided to retire from music altogether and go to college. While that choice may have made it seem like the Dubeks would no longer be in the public eye, this news was immediately followed by the end of the season revealing that Matriarch Pat (Molly Shannon) would be hosting her own daytime talk show. . As a result, Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) would continue to remain “The Other Two” of the celebrity family, but in a new and different, embarrassing way.

As this season will have a structure of two episodes per week, each The two others drop will come from a location of Chase and Pat’s current status. But while Brooke and Cary are still the more obvious ‘other two’, this second season works in interesting ways to help them both grow and become full-fledged hits while continuing to emphasize how great they are. both messy.

Plus, the biting humor and wit of the show sticks from the first moment. The amount of jokes in the first 30 seconds of the season premiere, even in on-screen text, is an instant reminder of the density and cleverness of a comedy machine. The two others is. As the show exists in such a realistic, relatable, and recognizable world, all of those comedic moments where it’s slightly askew continue to hit hard, especially when it comes to the celebrity culture these characters find themselves in. But above all, The two others remains positive proof that satire and parody don’t need to come from a difficult place to work, even in – yet – this climate. –LaToya Ferguson [Full Review]

Network: Netflix
Ranking last week: Not eligible
This week: A captivating and exceptional series full of devout beauty and horror.

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At Midnight Mass‘Crockett Island, every islander feels in the throes of misfortune. The recent oil spill almost wiped out the fish supply, causing the island’s local fishing economy to plummet. Their homes are shattering and flaking, neglecting the elements of the ocean. The majority of residents have fled the island for lack of opportunities, leaving some paltry behind them. Only two ferries can take them to the mainland. Hope is lacking and a major storm is looming on the horizon.

Anything beyond that for this seven-episode series is a real spoiler, but what we can say is that even with its dabbles in the supernatural, Midnight Mass (created by The haunting‘s Mike Flanagan, in his most recent collaboration with Netflix), is a show that digs inward rather than outward. With both the physical claustrophobia of Crockett’s set and the internal suffering of the characters placed in the center of the scene, Midnight Mass deals with inner horrors: addictive tendencies, secret stories, and questions of forgiveness and belief. At a glance, it’s a series that exploited Catholic guilt for gold. In another, it’s a measured, yet frightening, approach to group psychology, the need for faith in grief, and the ethics of leadership with such vulnerable followers, weighing whether those impulses represent the human goodness, evil or just nothing at all.

“Happy are those who have not seen and who have believed.” Midnight Mass offers a chance for anyone to doubt Thomas or a true believer. How different is a miracle from a supernatural event, anyway? –Catherine smith [Full Review]

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Reservation Dogs pays every gag in its season finale Tue, 21 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Small but moving moments in previous episodes pay off in a season finale that concludes Reservation Dogs’ first big arc.

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Reservation Dogs Season 1, Episode 8, “Satvrday,” now streaming on FX on Hulu.

Dogs Reservation concludes its first season with a tightly woven bow around its theme of life after bereavement. Its finish is sober but powerful, bringing back guest characters and knotting the threads of the plot. Like in all the other episodes, the laughter mixes with the heartbreak, but here it feels like some things are final. When a tornado leaves the Oklahoma reservation it may not have destroyed homes, but the status quo is not the same, and friendships may not end, but they have changed.

The rivalry between the Dogs and a group called the NDN Mafia comes to a head as Uncle Brownie’s warnings about a tornado bear fruit. Their fight must stop because most of the city retreats into a shelter within the local church. It’s a clever move that brings the characters together to interact in new and organic ways. The Mafia are quick to remind the dogs that the weather-imposed truce is fragile, threatening to reveal to Officer Big who actually took the snack truck stolen from Res Dog’s first heist.

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Agent Big later shares conspiracy videos on his phone with Leon, Willie Jack’s father, creating an unlikely bond between these men. Mose and Mekko then engage in a rap battle against each other, but White Steve, a calm but rap-ready member of the Mafia team, came out of his first place. However, it’s Willie Jack inside the shelter and Uncle Brownie outside that bookend at the heart of what’s going on.

Brownie and Officer Big discuss tornado in Reservation Dogs

Willie Jack uses the love she has for her parents to finally talk about what the small town has been avoiding for a year. Daniel’s suicide affected almost everyone in different but important ways, and the associated grief and guilt deeply hurt his family. With his declaration of love for them and his refusal to leave town, Willie Jack shows signs of healing. Of all the dogs, Willie Jack was the first to come to terms with his grief and move on.

Cheese backs Willie Jack in his decision, splitting the Dogs in half. He is the quietest member of the Dogs, and his response to Daniel’s death has remained unexplored, but his kind heart may mean he has absorbed the grief as healthily as possible. It’s a series of important emotional turns, even as the stress makes Dogs as a group never be the same again.

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On the outside, Brownie’s faith in her medicine offers a humorous look at faith and courage. He might be an old man with a questionable weed, but his heart is in the right place and he’s determined to save his city in his own way. This too pays a returned dividend. Dogs Reservation has no problem accepting their culture and faith without needing to question it too much. Brownie’s encounter with Bear’s dubious spirit guide after the storm pays off, as someone had to step in and fight for the heart of this small town.

So much love and care has been incorporated into this bittersweet season finale, slowly and methodically revealing the damage heartbreak can do. Daniel’s death did the one thing he probably would never have wanted, to separate his friends. It also brings the city together in a celebration of survival. The tornado did some damage, but it’s nothing of the time and the investment will not resolve in a season to come.

Created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, Reservation Dogs releases new episodes every Monday on FX on Hulu.

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Reservation Dogs Recap, Season 1, Episode 8 Mon, 20 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Episode eight has arrived, which means it’s finally time for the Rez Dogs to hit the road and leave Okern behind in the dust, right? Well no. In the words of Spirit / William Knifeman, everything is far from “done, done”, and our core character has a lot of unfinished business.

Bear, Elora, Cheese and Willie Jack meet in their hiding place to finalize their plans for California when Willie throws a bomb on the rest of the crew: she does not come with them. While Okern is calm and maybe even a little boring, she has more to learn and wants to hang in there. The news was also breathtaking for me because, frankly, it was an unprecedented turning point for a character in an Indigenous narrative. A lot of times we get the Elora / Bear arc, with characters wanting to leave or escape downstairs (that was basically the only story told in the popular Native American lit for a while), and I’m very happy that we were getting too big to be labeled that way. Willie Jack discovered that everything she needs is already there on her reservation. It was honestly a surprise, and I’m happy that the writers of the show are carrying that message to young people.

Knowing that Bear, Elora, and Cheese are about to hit the road, the Rez Dogs ultimately decide to get away with Jackie and her crew when everything is interrupted by an approaching tornado. After being struck by hail the size of a golf ball, the Dogs and several townspeople huddle in the basement of the local church for protection. The Storm works well as a plot, as it forces the Rez Dogs to be crammed with their enemies and parents, each representing various forces that have dragged them in different directions all season. With nowhere to run, the crew are forced to make the tough decisions they pushed back.

Meanwhile, Uncle Brownie is about to throw an ax at the tornado.

Back in the basement, Willie Jack wishes his parents a happy birthday. In front of her friends and members of the community, Willie Jack shares the pain she felt following Daniel’s suicide and the toll of his death on his relationship with his parents. Cheese is also withdrawing from the California plan in response to Willie Jack’s heartfelt monologue (and possibly also out of a sense of responsibility to his newly adopted grandmother).

This leaves Bear and Elora stuck together, and the two have already been on shaky ground all season. Elora harbors resentment towards Bear ever since he spent his share of the gang’s savings on loot for him and his father. Later, when Bear sees Jackie and Elora talking to each other, it leads to a major argument between the two remaining Rez Dogs. Elora tells Bear that she is tired of coming to her senses after her mistakes, and she says Bear’s father “would be proud” of the way he made fun of her. This hits a sore spot for Bear, who, in response, accuses Elora of only caring about Daniel after his death. It’s clearly a charge just to hurt, and in response, Elora ends up leaving for Cali with Jackie instead of Bear. As the two leave town, Jackie tells Elora that the town is better since people “hold on to themselves”, and although Elora says she is ready for a change, her face tells us that ‘she is scared and uncertain.

So where does that leave us for next season? The final shots for the episode show Bear alone, implying that he could be set to make his own trip apart from Willie Jack and Cheese – but will it be in California? It remains unclear.

I can also see the Jackie / Elora story unfold in different ways. I predict season two will open with the two already in California, Where I can also see the writers going in the direction of the road movie, with us following the two as they drive across the country (al-a powwow highway). What we do know is Uncle Brownie will hang around more, especially now that Knifeman’s spirit has clung to him in hopes of getting Brownie back on that good red road.

While that concludes my thoughts on this episode, closing this season’s recaps, I also want to devote a bit of room to some important conversation about the series taking place online. Since the start of episode four (“What about your father?”), Concerns have been expressed about the absence of black Indigenous characters on the show, as well as how the black non-Indigenous characters on the show are inspired by black cultural expressions. like hip-hop culture and AAVE.

And so, I want to echo the suggestions made by many black indigenous peoples and their allies: before season two, I hope the Dogs Reservation showrunners hire both writers, directors, and indigenous black actors (especially members of indigenous communities in what is now Oklahoma) and continue to reflect on how Blackness has operated so far in the series.

For starters, let’s be clear – I enjoyed the show immensely, and it was a wonderful experience to finally be able to see Indigenous experiences authentically represented. It was deeply refreshing to use this recap space to talk about things on the show that made me laugh, cry, and cheer rather than just unboxing how gross and stereotypical the depictions of Indigenous life were. Dogs Reservation is the result of generations of people striving to create space for Indigenous creators. We cannot forget that it is difficult and, at times, downright traumatic to navigate industries that have been historically exclusive to Aboriginal people. However, as we gain access and visibility, Indigenous creators must also keep hearts and ears open so that we can be accountable to our communities.

And to contextualize these comments for people unfamiliar with these aspects of the Indigenous community, these concerns about the representation of black Indigenous peoples relate to both the larger problem of institutionalized anti-darkness in the United States. and the specific ongoing struggles of Afro-indigenous peoples to gain recognition and membership rights within their tribal communities. Sometimes referred to as Freedmen, these communities are, in a broad sense, either the descendants of blacks who were enslaved by tribal citizens, or the descendants of freed blacks who intermarried in indigenous communities (I would point out that is a very basic definition and invite readers to self-educate on the history of Afro-Indigenous peoples, especially communities whose traditional lands you may live). The Muscogee Creek and Cherokee peoples (tribes whose languages ​​have been used by several Dogs Reservation characters) have freed populations within their communities. While in 2017, the Cherokee finally – after years of activism on the part of the Freedmen – asserted the Freedmen as full citizens and provided them with equal access to benefits such as healthcare and to vote, the Creek Tribe stripped the Freedmen of their rights in 1979, and these communities members have since fought against their second-class status.

That there is no visible black indigenous presence in a performance that takes place in Oklahoma (a place that, IRL, has a documented and diverse Afro-indigenous population) is a mistake analogous to that made by Linn Manuel-Miranda. in In the heights, in which he did not include significant Afro-Latinx figures in a story set in a historically Afro-Latinx neighborhood. This lack of representation of Black Native people is particularly damaging when characters like Punkin ‘Lusty, Mose and Mekko (who are not all Black Natives), seem to be celebrated for appropriating black hip-hop culture, when in The reality is, Black Natives are often told that they have to ‘pick sides’ or that their identity is called into question when they don’t act or look ‘native enough’.

People don’t say to include black native characters for no rhyme or reason; rather, they say that by failing to include this documented portion of the Creek and Cherokee communities, the show does not authentically describe the full history of Aboriginal life in these territories. A major problem with the erasure of black natives is that it leads to the continued marginalization of community members. who are our native parents. And so, instead of telling black aboriginals to “line up” for the chance to be represented, why don’t we jump at the opportunity to include everyone in the massive celebration of aboriginal survival that is taking place. is Dogs reservation?

Watch and chat with other Indigenous people about Dogs Reservation has been an amazing and enriching experience. But how much more astonishing could it be if indigenous peoples exercised our visual sovereignty, remained accountable to our communities, and continued to fight for our worlds to be represented in all their complexity? While Indigenous peoples have been and continue to be treated poorly in media institutions, we also have an ethical responsibility to ensure that our storytelling practices are at odds with all of the multiple modes of oppression of colonialism. This work is hard, but… when was it easy to be an Aboriginal person? It’s sort of part of our ‘thing’.

I love this show, and I loved watching this show, and I will love to watch season two. I love to see Willie Jack make jokes, and my heart sinks with love and loss when I see Bear and Elora cry. Indigenous people have long been owed a show like this, and as we continue to gain more visibility, let’s not forget who we are as Indigenous peoples and what exactly we have been fighting for all this time. Pilamayaye. That’s all I have to say.

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Reservation Dogs Recap Season 1 Episode 7 Mon, 13 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Dogs Reservation

The Californian dream ‘

Season 1

Episode 7

Editor’s Note

5 stars

Photo: Copyright 2021, FX Networks.

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book of poetry, Postcolonial love poem, Natalie Diaz breaks down the mathematics of Native American life in the United States: “Native Americans make up less than 1% of the American population. 0.8 percent of 100 percent. If one is the loneliest number, how much is anything less than one?

Towards the end of this same poem, Diaz exclaims: “I beg: Let me be alone but not invisible. “ Indigenous peoples are often numerically reduced to an invisible population through the magic of statistics like those mentioned above. This is part of the reasoning often used to justify a lack of representation of Native Americans in popular culture – some people would argue that there are simply “not enough” Native people around anyway, so why go anywhere? time and money to do a show just for them? It’s a way of turning lonely people into invisible people.

This sense of loneliness and invisibility weighs heavily on Indigenous peoples, especially our youth, and this is part of the reason Indigenous peoples celebrate Dogs Reservation so vigorously, if visibly. Many of us are ultimately seeing indigenous peoples authentically represented publicly. And while Dogs Reservation Certainly gives us a lot to celebrate through its portrayal of Indigenous joy and laughter, producers and writers have not shied away from portraying these most overwhelming aspects of Indigenous life. This week’s episode, titled “California Dreamin ‘,” is more of a nightmare than a dream, illustrating the intergenerational trauma experienced by Aboriginal youth.

Like Diaz, I want to come up with some numbers to contextualize this week’s episode. Statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that among Native Americans, 40% of those who commit suicide are between the ages of 15 and 24. Aboriginal adults aged 18 to 24 experience the highest suicide rates. – superior to any other racial or ethnic group. The CDC has since said that the disproportionately high rates of depression, mental illness and suicide among tribal youth constitute a “crisis.” This crisis is the result of hundreds of years of genocide and colonization. Meanwhile, the United States implemented policies such as residential schools, relocation and reorganization of tribal governments, all of which were aimed at wreaking havoc on Indigenous cultures and families. It is the tumultuous backdrop of Aboriginal life. And what makes this story so heavy is that It’s not only the story – Indigenous dispossession is In progress. Today’s Aboriginal youth have been swept away by history.

In an instant, all that heartache and trauma can crumble during mundane moments in life – for example, during a driving test. And that’s where we start with this episode, with Elora waiting to take her driving test at the DMV. Elora has failed the test three times already, but she’s hoping for a different result this time around: “Four is the holy number,” she jokes with a DMV employee. She has also just daydreamed, looking at a picture of California on the wall. At this point in the series, Elora feels isolated from her friends, each of whom has a more supportive network of direct family members. The fact that Elora shows up alone at the DMV, with no parent or community member to cheer her on, is telling.

After exiting to begin the exam, Elora is shocked to find that her instructor for the test is trainer “Cukuce” Bobson (played by Bill Burr), and we find out that he was Elora’s trainer (of Classes Elora is a former floor ball star). After a brief exchange where Bobson asks why Elora suddenly left the basketball team (that was so she could raise money for the crew to fly to California), the two jump into the car. from Elora’s grandmother and leave.

Other important numbers that appear in the episode include number zero, which is the number of mirrors that Elora’s car has at the start of the test. Before leaving, Elora grabs the mirror from the glove box and puts it back in place with duct tape, much to Coach Bobson’s dismay.

Despite their best efforts, the two passengers in the vehicle were unable to remove their trauma. During a parallel parking test, Elora bursts into tears, admitting that the reason she has failed the test so many times is that she has no one to help teach her to drive. But Coach Bobson is also keeping a secret – we find out he’s been trying to find his estranged daughter, who is struggling with an addiction. While showing Elora how to parallel park, Bobson receives a call indicating that his daughter has been spotted at a nearby hotel and he hijacks the car. Shortly after, the two arrive at a nearby hotel and Bobson comes running up, guns. Several shots and a taillight erupted later, they accelerated.

Another missing person casts a shadow over Elora and Coach Bobson: Elora’s late mother, Cookie. After getting away from the shooting, the two head to Kenny Boy’s scrapyard to fix Elora’s car. There, we find out that the car crash in which Elora’s mother died was caused by a drunk driver. “We tried to get Rodney to [Cookie’s boyfriend at the time] not to drive, ”Bobson tells Elora, and he mentions that his uncle Brownie even started a fight with Rodney in an attempt to stop the couple from leaving. This is frightening news, especially since it comes in the middle of Elora’s own driving test.

Throughout the episode, we watch Elora as she tries to keep her grief at bay. The sudden death of her friend Daniel has brought her feelings back to the loss of her mother, and she appears to be lost in a tsunami of grief that tries to drag her down. It’s overwhelming when someone is there, and then like that, they’re gone. Everything suddenly becomes messy, and it becomes harder to imagine what it was like while they were still there. “There is before they die and after,” Bobson told Elora, “and ripples in between.”

From there, we’re drawn into the episode’s most devastating sequence: a flashback to the moments leading up to Daniel’s suicide and Elora’s discovery of Daniel’s body. We see Daniel and Elora’s night at the honky-tonk, which starts off pretty well and slowly disintegrates as Daniel gets more nervous. Daniel is impulsive, emotional and stubborn… in other words, he’s a teenager. As the night progresses, he stops dancing with Elora and starts dancing on his own. It’s an act of desperation – he can’t go home, it’s not safe there, and there’s nowhere else he can go. Daniel finally explodes when he finds a dancing, screaming and cursing cowboy before running for the door. Daniel feels lonely and invisible, and he feels there is no one to turn to.

After leaving the honky-tonk we see Elora and Daniel’s final exchange and what we can only assume are the events that happened just before Daniel met Leon (who we saw as a flashback in episode six). Elora makes Daniel promise to text her, but in the end, he never does. Later, she finds him dead just outside the gang’s hideout. This is the reason why Elora is so angry, why she feels such a desperate need to get away – her life is more like Daniel’s than Bear’s or Willie Jack’s or even Cheese’s. She has to get out before the city swallows her whole.

Despite the dark tone of the episode, the compassionate feelings we see between Elora and Coach Bobson are a source of hope. While the knowledge that Elora has learned about her mother’s death is painful, it provides her and her former trainer with an opportunity to bond with the shared loss.

Maybe in another timeline, Elora stays on the basketball team and becomes something of Coach Bobson’s daughter. But, unfortunately, that’s just not the way it turned out. That bittersweet, haunting feeling permeates the episode: knowing that things could ended differently, if not for the currents of a history of colonization that never ends, which makes us all swim in the sea. For those of us caught in these currents, it is difficult to catch other castaways. But we keep trying.

• Can we just say how amazing all of the cast has been this season? The last episode Paulina Alexis and Jon Proudstar showed us immense vulnerability, and this episode Bill Burr and Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs are put to work!

• More numbers: Did you know that 73% of the world’s beach waste is plastic? You can thank the character Ansel (played by Matty Cardarople) for that one. Bless this spectacle for giving us much needed lightness.

• The last and perhaps most important number to pay attention to is that there is only A episode of Dogs Reservation left. What’s going to happen? Will Elora get off the ship and join Jackie’s gang? Will Bigfoot make another appearance and we know if he’s behind the spontaneous catfish heads of the fields? Willie Jack curse again? Okay, so the latter is pretty much certain. But I can’t wait to see where we are next!

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FX on Hulu renews Taika Waititi’s ‘reservation dogs’ for season 2 Sat, 04 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

FX on Hulu has decided to go ahead with a second season of Taika Waititi’s original series Dogs Reservation.

The streaming platform, which serves as the hub for FX Networks, commissioned season 2 of the comedy centered around a group of native teens filmed on location on a rural Oklahoma reservation. The eight-episode first season just debuted on August 9 and has aired about half of its episodes so far.

“We were eager to share Reservation Dogs with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season, ”said Nick Grad, president of original programming at FX in a statement. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase for representation and raw talent. “

Harjo is from Oklahoma and co-created the series with Waititi. It stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Devery Jacobs, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor. The directors of the series have ensured that every writer, director and actor on the series is of Native American descent.

The series received positive attention from critics, with Decider’s Joel Keller saying Dogs Reservation is “funny, above all. But it’s also a unique look at the life of teenagers on rural Amerindian reservations, and what these teenagers resort to to get away. Read our full review of Dogs Reservation.

The FX Productions series is produced by Harjo, Waititi and Garrett Basch. The actual number of views to measure the popularity of the show is currently not available (as is usually the case with streaming).

Michael is a music and television junkie with a passion for most things that are not complete and utter boredom. You can follow him on Twitter – @Tweetskoor

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“Reservation Dogs”: Cast, Reviews & Everything We Know About The FX Comedy Series Fri, 03 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

As television strives to tell more inclusive stories from different angles, Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo have delivered a new original comedy series that highlights an Indigenous community in the FX series on Hulu. Dogs Reservation.

The series is filmed on location in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and boasts incredible Indigenous portrayal in front and behind the camera. Every writer, director, and regular on the show is Indigenous, who is billed as a “one-of-a-kind creative team” by FX, telling a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences.

The first season of Dogs Reservations is currently in progress. Here’s everything you need to know about the series.

What is the plot of “Reservation Dogs”?

Dogs Reservation follows a group of four teenagers growing up on a rural Oklahoma reservation. After losing a friend a year before the show started, the quartet decide to steal, steal, and save so they can afford to leave their hometown and travel to faraway California. In their way methheads, local police and a rival gang stand in their way.

Who is part of the cast of “Reservation Dogs”?

Worth mentioning again, every regular series in Dogs Reservation is indigenous. This of course includes the four main roles that make up the titular group: D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai as Bear Smallhill, Devery Jacobs as Elora Danan, Paulina Alexis as Willie Jack and Lane Factor as Cheese.

The rest of the Dogs Reservation the cast includes:

  • Elva Guerra – Jackie
  • Xavier Bigpond – Weeze
  • Sarah Podemski – Rita
  • Jack Maricle – White Steve
  • Zahn McClarnon – Large
  • Lil Mike – Moses
  • Funny bone – Mekko
  • June Barnett – Bone Thug Dog
  • Matty Cardarople – Ansel
  • Kirk Fox – Kenny Boy
  • Kimberly Guerrero – Aunt B
  • Jon Proudstar – Leon
  • Keland Lee Bearpaw – Danny Bighead
  • Dallas Goldtooth – Spirit

Some guest stars have so far / will include Garrett Hedlund, Macon Blair, Bobby Lee and Wes Studi.

When are the “Reservation Dogs” episodes released?

Dogs Reservation premiered on August 9 and released new episodes weekly on Mondays exclusively on FX on Hulu.

Five episodes of the season’s eight episodes have aired so far, with the sixth, “Hunting,” scheduled for release on September 6.

The final for Dogs Reservation the first season is scheduled for September 20

Reviews on “Reservation Dogs”

Dogs Reservation was one of the highest rated shows of the year, currently winning a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes And one 83 on metacritics.

In his review, Variety called the show “a series that evokes a sense of belonging just as well as does the new Dogs Reservation. Dogs Reservation is a beautiful and eminently observable triumph.

Also: Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo discuss ‘Reservation Dogs’ and the importance of comedy in Native series

‘Reservation Dog’ trailer

Get an idea of ​​what Dogs Reservation is all about his trailer below.

How to watch “Reservation Dogs”

Dogs Reservation is an FX exclusive series on Hulu, which means you can only watch the show if you have a Hulu subscription. The Hulu streaming service offers an ad-supported plan that starts at $ 5.99 per month or an ad-free plan at $ 11.99 per month; a free trial of Hulu is also available for new subscribers.

Another option to get more for your money is the Disney package (Disney owns Hulu). This deal gives subscribers access to Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus for a one-time monthly fee of $ 13.99.

Will there be a season 2 of “Reservation Dogs”?

Even though the first season is roughly halfway through, FX has already committed to a second season of Dogs Reservation.

“We couldn’t wait to share Dogs Reservation with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season, ”said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase for representation and raw talent. “

The second season of Dogs Reservation is expected to be released in 2022.

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“Reservation Dogs” renewed for season 2 by FX, returns in 2022 – deadline Thu, 02 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Dogs Reservation ” Bear, Elora, Cheese and Willie will return for more shenanigans on the reserve as FX has renewed the comedy co-created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi for season 2. The second season of Dogs Reservation is expected to land in 2022.

The series stars D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis, Devery Jacbos and Lane Factor as a group of native teenagers from rural Okmulgee, Oklahoma who steal, steal and save to get to in exotic, mysterious and distant lands. from California.

The first season, which currently boasts a 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was the Deadline show you must watch on August 3, also garnered positive reviews and social media buzz when it debuted in August. Dogs Reservation Season 1 continues Monday with the sixth episode, “Hunting”. The end of the season is scheduled to air on September 20.

Nick Grad, President of Original Programming for FX, announced the series renewal on Thursday and shared the following: “We were looking forward to sharing Dogs Reservation with viewers and are delighted that they seem to love it as much as we do. We are happy to place an advance order for another season. Sterlin Harjo delivered his creative vision, partnering with Taika Waititi and the rest of the creative team, the brilliant cast and crew to create one of TV’s best new comedies and a revolutionary showcase of performance. and raw talent.

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While Dogs Reservation enjoys a predominantly Indigenous cast on screen, during the TCA show’s presentation, Harjo revealed that the Writers’ Room is also made up of all Indigenous scribes – a milestone for the representation of Native Americans on TV . With a comedic take on Native American storytelling, Waititi added that he and Harjo seek to overcome stereotypes and tired narratives about the Native community.

“We don’t want to depress people. There is so much humor in our communities, so many jokes, ”Waititi told the TCA panel. “All they want is to see us ride whales, talk to trees, play flutes on top of mountains, talk to ghosts and learn something from our grandmother. Subverting expectations is such a powerful thing.

Dogs Reservation is produced by Harjo, Waititi and Garrett Basch and produced by FX Productions.

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