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What To Know About The Oscars Controversy With Sacheen Littlefeather

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued an apology to Sacheen Littlefeather. In 1973, Littlefeather refused the Oscar for best actor on behalf of Marlon Brando, giving a passionate speech about the portrayal of Native Americans in entertainment and the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee. Here’s what to know as the Academy apologizes for the way Littlefeather was treated almost 50 years after her famous speech.

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