Native American Heritage Month Spotlight John and Kenn Little
This month, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, we will be highlighting some of the many remarkable contributors to Indian country. In no way is this list comprehensive or extensive. For the next few weeks we will present a brief biography a day.
John and Kenn Little, documentary filmmakers of “More than a Word”. A powerful film about the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term “redskin”. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.
John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and South Dakota. He graduated with his BA from South Dakota State and MA in history from the University of South Dakota. His goals are to write Indigenous people into the historical narrative and help Native students into higher education. His main focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation, and mascots. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota.
Kenn Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, CO and currently lives in Kansas City, MO. He received his BA in Graphic Design and New Media from Full Sail University in 2013. He is a multifaceted artist, writer, videographer and musician and often combines those abilities on his projects.
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