Reviews and Festivals
"Highly recommended for both the college and high school levels as well as the general public. This documentary could support courses in many academic disciplines including anthropology, education, law, psychology, and sociology. Fighting Indians allows viewers to walk in the shoes of individuals who for decades have attempted to address inaccurate stereotypes and remove inappropriate sports mascots. It could also serve as an insightful DEI training tool."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Not only a good film, it's an important one... This is a rare glimpse of grassroots-level democracy at work to achieve a peaceful and just end of a longstanding slur against Native Peoples in Maine."
— Suzan Shown Harjo, Policy Advocate / Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient
"A powerful and moving film which captures the contentious landscape that communities navigate when retiring harmful Native 'themed' school mascots while elevating tribal sovereignty and championing Native voices... Thorough and well-researched documentary... NCAI supports further dissemination of the film and urges each community immersed in this issue to engage with the documentary and related research"
— National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
"The most powerful film we have seen on the subject of using Native American people for sports mascots... unravels every excuse and argument made by those who falsely claim that their sports mascots are honoring Native peoples."
— Coalition of Natives and Allies
Maine International Film Festival
Red Nation International Film Festival
American Indian Film Festival
Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival
Centre Film Festival
International Activism Film Festival