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  •  Many of them either became Buddhists or were (3+ / 0-)
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    Richard Gere and Tina Turner come to mind. Hollywood types have made attempts to help Native Americans  thru projects like Ticci Man.  

    Major components of the project are forwarded as follows:
    · Star studded red carpet charity event in Hollywood: “Celebrity Festival For Native America.”
    · Aid to Native American cultural centers and museums.
    · A media and film scholarship program for Native Americans to increase industry access.
    · A traveling learning center and store to promote Native American culture, arts, crafts, and more.
    · The first ever major motion picture and television series featuring an Indian hero portrayed by a Native American to be aired in an estimated 200 million homes around the world with a portion of all commercial proceeds benefiting the nonprofit project.

    Here is their web site http://www.ticciman.com/

    While it is nice they want Native Americans to play Native Americans in film and open access to Native film makers, it remains to be seen if the project will actually raise awareness or illustrate how much has been lost already.

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