Windwaker is a 1980 35mm film Screenplay Ray Goldrup based on a novel by Blaine Yorgason, A Mormon novelist It has Dialog in Cheyenne and Crow With English Narration Directed by Kieth Merrill, a Euro-American Director The title, “When There Is No Category for a Film in a Native American Language on Oscar Night, Clearly It Is in a League of Its Own”, makes reference to the history that the filmmakerstried to get this film with dialog in the Cheyenne and Crow languages with English subtitles considered in the Foreign film category. The members of the Academy decided it made no sense to call a film with an American director an Foreign Film, but that it did not fit in the American film category, putting it in a league of its own.
Other titles in the Windwalker Suite talk about other ways in which this film stereotypes Native people, but this particular title deals with language This is a film basket from the Windwalker Suite uses footage from that film. Other series of film baskets use footage from 16 mm works that use ethnographic films and a sociological film about Montana Indigenous Children at “play.” Other works use footage from Hollywood films that t] stereotype Indigenous people or. leave out people from any Indigenous Nation at all. There is also a recent suite of baskets that comment on the way global warming makes changes the cllimate and endangers some traditional cultural practices.
2021-2022 Shattering Images: The Film Baskets of Gail Tremblay, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (monograph available) 2021 Shattering Images: The Film Baskets of Gail Tremblay, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR