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In Whose Honor?

cover of In Whose Honor
by Jay Rosenstein, director

This 50 minute film looks at the issues of racism, stereotypes, minority representation and the powerful effects of mass-media imagery. This moving, award-winning film was the first of its kind to take on the question of 'what's wrong with American Indian mascots?' Made in 1997, In Whose Honor? takes a critical look at the long-running practice of 'honoring' American Indians as mascots and nicknames in sports. It follows the story of Native American mother Charlene Teters, and her transformation into a leader of a movement as she struggles to protect her cultural symbols and identity.

Recommended by YWCA Madison