Another great award for the FX’s breakthrough Indigenous comedy Reservation Dogs . Ethan Hawke was on hand to present the Peabody Award to the series, calling it a “brilliant coming-of-age series [that] is unlike anything we’ve ever seen.” Watch the presentation below or on the Peabody Awards YouTube channel

Reservation Dogs was created by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo. The show depicts the lives of four teenage Native kids in rural Oklahoma. The show’s main cast, writers, and directors are all Indigenous; which makes this show the first of its kind and ask Hawke states in the video, long overdue. 

“With its completely bizarre and droll sense of humor and its breakout young cast, this show takes us on a welcome surreal journey that vividly captures a defiant joy,” – Ethan Hawke, Peabody Awards

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The series stars Devery JacobsD’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Paulina Alexis and Lane Factor as four ordinary Native teenagers with dreams of moving to California. First, they have to earn some cash.  Zahn McClarnon also stars as tribal cop Big who tries to keep the community safe and the kids out of trouble. The cast, including Elva Guerra, Sarah Podemski, Lil Mike, and  Funny Bone, recently won a Spirit Award for Best Ensemble cast. 

Harjo accepted the award in a pre-recorded video, saying the magic of the shows comes from telling real stories about real people. “It’s important to have people tell their own stories. The proof is here. Whenever you let people tell their stories, it shows and the quality of the work is better. No one’s asking for a handout, just an opportunity to tell our stories.”

Congratulations to the creators, cast, and crew of Reservation Dogs

Reservation Dogs returns for season two on FX on Hulu on August 3.




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