A healer and activist, Sacheen Littlefeather was far more than her infamous Oscar moment – CBC

A healer and activist, Sacheen Littlefeather was far more than her infamous Oscar moment – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2022178 Views

Apache and Yaqui elder advocated for the health of Indigenous peoples. She died Sunday at age 75

Oct 05, 2022

Sacheen Littlefeather dedicated her life to advocating for the rights and health of Indigenous people.

Her role as an activist started well before her infamous Academy Awards moment when, in 1973, she declined an Oscar on behalf of Marlon Brando and used her 60-second speech to call out the mistreatment of Indigenous people.

And though she was shunned in Hollywood after that moment, she told Unreserved host Rosanna Deerchild in a September interview that she was “pushed in” — not out — toward more meaningful work.

“I see things as if I climbed the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and I’m looking down now to where I’ve been in life,” Littlefeather said at the time.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/unreserved/sacheen-littlefeather-activist-and-healer-1.6605642

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