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Join Miami University's FOCUS Theme: Tribal Sovereignty as we welcome Indigenous writer, producer, and director Sterlin Harjo on Wednesday February 8, 2023 to present the A. T. Hansen Lecture in Anthropology.

Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Muscogee) is an award winning filmmaker from Holdenville, Oklahoma. He is a co-creator, co-writer, and showrunner for "Reservation Dogs" on Hulu, one of the highest rated and critically acclaimed television shows of the last few years. He will discuss his career in television and film, with an emphasis on his experiences as an Indigenous writer, producer, and director. Harjo’s career includes producing independent films, documentaries, televisions shows, and short-film projects depicting the experiences of American Indians in Oklahoma where he grew up. He is also one of the co-founders of The 1491s, an Indigenous comedy group whose name references the year before Christopher Columbus landed in what are now called the Americas.

Reservation Dogs is one of several Indigenous focused TV shows and movies that have debuted in the last few years and is written and directed by Indigenous people with a predominantly Indigenous cast. Following its first season “Reservation Dogs” won a 2022 Peabody award, 2022 Television Academy Honors award, 2022 Independent Spirit Award for Best Comedy Series, was an American Film Institute Awards Honoree, and won Best  breakthrough Series under 40 minutes at the 2021 Gotham Awards. Seasons 1 and 2 of  Reservation Dogs are currently streaming on Hulu with Season 3 set to begin filming in March and scheduled to be released in the fall of 2023.

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Support provided by: Focus | Department of Anthropology | Menard Family Center for Democracy | Humanities Center | Department of Media, Journalism, & Film | Department of English | Department of Global & Intercultural Studies