For her part, Sashen Littlefeather has accepted the Academy’s formal apology for the negative reaction she received when she represented Marlon Brando as a candidate for the 45th. Academy awards 1973.
An Evening with Sashen Littlefeather was unveiled Saturday at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, the actress and activist. I talked to
“I am here to receive this apology,” she said in response to a letter of repentance written in June by then-Academy President David Rubin. . I believe all our nations deserve and deserve an apology.
She then urged the Indian members of the audience to stand up. Please respect our people, respect each other, and take pride in the fact that we are here today as survivors.
She said, “Remember when I am gone, whenever you stand up for your truth, you keep my words and the voices of our country and our people alive.” As long as you call me Sacheen Littlefeather, I will appreciate it.
In 1973, during Marlon Brando’s Oscar acceptance speech for The Godfather, Littlefeather denounced the film industry’s abuse of Native Americans.
The protests received mixed reactions from the crowd and were heard booing by those watching at home. said I had to. Thirty years have passed since then, but Littlefeather can still make a crowd’s face. Six men had to stop John Wayne from taking me backstage and trying to pull me off the stage.
In an interview with Variety released on Tuesday, Littlefeather recalled the incident, saying, “As I was speaking on stage, I heard a commotion behind me.” I later learned that six guards had detained Wayne to prevent him from attacking me.
https://celebrityinsider.org/in-response-to-the-academys-apology-sacheen-littlefeather-has-decided-to-accept-it-533270/ In response to the Academy’s apology, Sacheen Littlefeather has decided to accept it