Friday, 27 March 2020

i beg at this time that i have not intruded upon this evening

This day marks the anniversary of among other occasions of pith and moment as our faithful chronicler informs the choice of favoured to win Oscar contender Marlon Brando chose to boycott the 1973 Academy Awards and in his place sent Native American actor and activist Sacheen Littlefeather in protest of the portrayal of Native Americans in film and television and to raise awareness regarding the standoff at Wounded Knee. Littlefeather gained an appreciation for her heritage after being involved in the occupation of Alcatraz and her speech helped to remove a media blackout imposed on the siege that had begun a month earlier, involving the ouster and impeachment of the Oglala Sioux tribal president on corruption charges. The beleaguered president refused to standdown and had called in the US Marshals and Federal Bureau of Investigations.