NativeAmericanJewelry.com Comments on Recent Article Covering Adam Sandler Movie Production Walk-Out, Suggests Ways to Support Native American Community

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The production of a new Adam Sandler comedy experienced a walk-out of cast and crew members according to The Washington Post. Steven Onida of NativeAmericanJewelry.com recommends ways to support Native artists during times of debate.

"We recognize, as a distributor and supporter of Native American artisan work, that the legacy and culture of indigenous people is incredibly sacred." -Onida

Adam Sandler’s newest production, The Ridiculous Six, which is a satirical western-style movie with Adam Sandler playing a Native American hero alongside a cast of Apache and Navajo actors, has recently encountered a walk-out among members of cast and crew reportedly due to offensive names and inaccurate religious portrayals, reports The Washington Post.

The article continued to note that according to the Native American cultural consultants on the set, some of the cast and crew have clashed with producers over the incorrect portrayal and usage of Native American culture, including the producers’ unwillingness to budge over the use of the name “Beaver Breath” for a Native American character in the movie.

As a result of the reports of on-set clashes, many people took to social media using the hashtag #NotYourHollywoodIndian and other outlets to give their opinions, including NativeAmericanJewelry.com, a long-time supporter of Native American cultural elements.

"While some comment on the satirical nature of the film, which can allow for clichés and common stereotypes, others stand for the eradication of such stereotypes that may mislead the public and dishonor the sacred traditions of the Native American tribes," said spokesperson Steven Onida.

“We see many people divided on the issues regarding this movie production,” said NativeAmericanJewelry.com spokesperson Steven Onida, who is keenly aware of Native American representation in fashion and pop culture. “We recognize, as a distributor and supporter of Native American artisan work, that the legacy and culture of indigenous people is incredibly sacred. Everything from how their jewelry is crafted to how their attire and names are used is extremely meaningful and important in their culture.”

NativeAmericanJewelry.com has long been a supporter of Native American artisans from Navajo and other tribes across the southwest. Onida concludes, “There are so many ways people can take this issue – but we at NativeAmericanJewelry are standing by the centuries of culture that go into Native American elements that influence their jewelry and accessories.”

“We encourage,” said Onida, “that anyone who wants to support Native American artisans who create beautiful jewelry to buy from authentic Native American artists. You can appreciate Sandler’s satire, and still support the group of people who carry on the traditions and style of their ancestors and culture. Native American artisans who create beautiful works of art carry on the traditions and style of their ancestors, and that’s something we believe everyone can advocate for.”

To shop authentic Native American jewelry that benefits the artisans directly, visit NativeAmericanJewelry.com.

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