Red Haircrow (Director & Producer) is an award-winning writer/poet, educator, psychologist and filmmaker who is Native (Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee) and African American. He was born in Germany to a US military family, and grew up mostly in Alabama and Tennessee stateside.
He holds a Master’s in Native American Studies from MSU Bozeman, a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, counsels selectively. Their articles and interviews have been published in news sources such as Indian Country Today, STERN, Deutsche Welle, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Mother Jones, among others.
Red Haircrow’s continuing research focuses on Indigenous and other intergenerational historic trauma, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, suicide prevention and GLBTIIQ needs. Through their multimedia consultation company, Flying With Red Haircrow Productions, they explores opportunities for collaboration and cooperation in education, film, art, music & more. More details such as videography, bibliography/publications and current projects can be found at www.redhaircrow.com.
Current projects include a world indigenous educational video game, continuing research on stigma and prejudice relating to psychological disorders and conditions such as ASD, and support of Chiricahua Apache N’de Nation Independent Sovereignty and Self-Sustainability.
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Lectures, Screenings, Workshops & Exhibitions
- Lecture – “Dismantling The Architecture and Refurbishment of Indigenous Trauma” in cooperation with Saarbrücken University (3 Dec 2022)
- Workshop – “Righting History – How Historical Amnesia and Omission Fuels the New Rise of Normalized” in cooperation with xart splitta for “Politics of Memories and Archives – the spaces in between”, and the Living Archives.
- Lecture – “Beyond the Bubble – The Need for Variance. Recognizing and fulfilling the needs of adaptability and variance in harm free ways” at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria (10 Nov 2022)
- Lecture – “Dismantling the Architecture and Refurbishment of Indigenous Trauma” in cooperation with Saarbrücken University, Saarbrücken, Germany (3 Nov 2022)
- Presentation – “Native stereotypes and their connection to racism, colonialism, and deep societal issues” at Beethoven Gymnasium, Berlin, Germany (Dec 2021-Jan 2022)
- Workshop Series – “Indigenous history is World history – Critical Understanding” at Freie University, Berlin, Germany (Dec 2021-January 2022)
- Special screening – “International Weeks Against Racism,” in cooperation with Friedensau Adventist University, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (23 March 2021)
- Special screening – “Schwarz ist der Ozean” (Ausstellung) at Exil – Osnabrücker Zentrum für Flüchtlinge e.V., “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way”(27 February 2021)
- Special discussion, German Writers and Race: Modern Germany’s Cognitive Dissonance on Racism and its Roots in Karl May’s Legacy at Brandeis University, 30 November 2020.
- Special Event – “Playing Indian” at Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg (29 September 2020)
- Seminar – “Critical Perspectives of Native Americans for Daycare, School and Society” at ISTA Berlin (14-15 September 2020)
- Radio Podcast – “Don’t Frack the NT” at Reboot.FM (with Que Kenny & Rachel O’Reilly) on 8 Dec 2019
- Special screening – “Unseen // Unheard: The Indigenous perspective” ACUD MACHT NEU in Berlin (4 Dec 2019)
- Special screening -Discussion: “Why are Natives/Indigenous often left out of racism conversations in Germany?” at Xart Splitta (21 Nov. 2019)
- Special screening- Indigenous Film & Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado (14 Oct 2019)
- Official selection – Balkan Can Kino Film Festival in Athens, Greece (10 Oct 2019)
- Special screening – Bildungswerk Berlin Heinrich Böll Stiftung at FSK Kino am Oranienplatz (7 Sept 2019)
- Special screening – “Wer lebt mit wem sommercamp” (18 July 2019, Waltershausen, Germany)
- “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” Screening and Q&A at Institut für den Situationsansatz, May 24, 2019.
- “Forget Winnetou” Screening & Discussion at “BLUTSBRÜDER” Exhibition at Museumquartier Osnabrück, April 26, 2019.
- “Can you copyright culture?” at dBs Music/Film Berlin, March 13, 2019.
- “Identity in Contemporary Native Literature” at Humboldt University in Berlin, Jan. 2019
- “identity.intersectionality.indigeneity” (film series) in cooperation with xart splitta, Berlin, Nov.7-Dec.5, 2018.
- “identity.intersectionality.indigeneity” (lecture) facilitated by TU Dresden for the “Courage! 2018” Series, Dresden, Nov. 15, 2018.
- “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (screening) at Kino im Kasten, Dresden, Nov. 14, 2018.
- “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (screening) at Refugees Welcome Film Festival, Berlin, Oct. 29, 2018.
- “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (screening) at Daneben im Tröpferlbad, Munich, Oct. 23, 2018.
- “Forget Winnetou! How projections become reality” at TRAFO Ideenkongress in Halle (Saale), Sept. 19, 2018. AUDIO
- TRAFO-Ideenkongress zu Kultur, Alltag & Politik auf dem Land in Halle (Saale), Sept. 19, 2018.
- Racism: The Invention of Human Races at Deutsches Hygiene Musuem in Dresden, May 19, 2018-January 6, 2019. Excerpt from documentary film “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way.”
- Reclaiming the Ancestors at Berlin Postkolonial Transnational Conference on Prussian Colonial Heritage, October 2017.
- Native American Reparation Movements for Reparation Days Events by BREBIT, October 2017.
- Contemporary Native History at Christian Ernst Gymnasium, Erlangen, July 2017.
- #RepresentationMatters: Decolonizing Indigeneity. Forget Winnetou at Humboldt University, June 2017.
- Native Filmmakers Strike Back! at Saarbrücken University, June 2017.
- Dakota Access Pipeline: Protests, politics and the coverage – The Listening Post, Al Jazeera, Dec. 2016.
- Native American History-Past & Present including Standing Rock at Gymnasium Melle in Melle, Germany (Nov. 2016).
- Dispelling the Myths/Gegen den Mythos at the Tages des indigenen Films for Elements e.V. in Rostock, Germany (Nov. 2014).
- Representation of Indigenous in Film/Repräsentationen Indigener im Film at the Tages des indigenen Films for Elements e.V. in Rostock, Germany (Nov. 2015).
Academic Work (at Academia.edu) & Citations (Google Scholar)
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Natives: Cultural Competency & Support (2019)
- Research Report-Effects of Ethnicity-Related Experiences on Native or Indigenous People (2018)
- Historical and Contemporary Perceptions and Experiences of Natives with Mixed Ethnic Ancestry (2018)
- The Relevance and Necessity of Indigenous Knowledge (2017)
- There Should be No Native Mascot Discussion (2017)
- The Challenges of Indigenous Studies: A voice from both sides of the desk (2016)
- Ice Engineering Principles Comparison: Native American Historical Trauma (2016)
Other Articles, Comments, Podcasts & Interviews:
- Karneval: Warum es immer noch “Blackfacing” und “Indianer”-Kostüme gibt (Article) at MDR.de (Feb 2023)
- “Das Problem an #Winnetou: Ein Psychologe über Rassismus und die deutsche Obsession mit dem Wilden Westen” (Interview) at Tagesspiegel (August 2022)
- Mitglied der Chiricahua Apache/Cherokee verurteilt Neuauflage von Winnetou: “Hier geht es um Geldmacherei” (Interview) at STERN.DE (August 2022)
- #MayflowersKill campaign (interviewee on Instagram) at Survival International (October 2021)
- “The Frankfurt Book Fair Sheds Light on Germany’s Strange Obsession with Indigenous Culture” by Francesca Bianco at Montecristo Magazine (Autumn 2021)
- “Neue Erfurcht vom altem Wissen” at Zeitwissen (September/October 2021)
- “Ich bin kein Kostüm!” (documentary participant) by Karsten Gravert at 3Sat Kultur (7 February 2021)
- “German ‘Wild West’ museum to repatriate Native American scalp” at Deutsche Welle, article & video (24 November 2020)
- Stereotype im Kinderalltag: Was Federn, Pfeile und Prärie mit Rassismus zu tun haben at die Tagesspiele (October 16, 2020) Interview
- “When I Think About America” at Medium.com (Feb. 2020) Personal Essay
- Why Germany can’t quit its racist Native American problem at Deutsche Welle (February 26, 2020) Article
- Liebevolles Klischee at Neues Deutschland (July 13, 2019) Article
- Kostüme sind nicht unschüldig at Zeit Online. Article.
- The Indian Citizenship Act at WDR5 Radio Studios (June 2, 2019) RADIO
- “Can you copyright culture? at dBs Film & Music Studios Berlin (March 20, 2019) VIDEO
- “Indianer-Kostüm-Verbot Das sagen die Nachfahren amerikanischer Ureinwohner dazu” at Hamburger Morgenpost. Article.
- “Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath: Twin Cosmos of the Indigenous World” by Barbara Alice Mann (review), for NAISA, Vol.5.1 2018, University of Minnesota.
- “AKA Through the ‘White Lens'” on RT UK (September 21, 2018) VIDEO
- Unspoken Cultures on The Electric Sheep Film Show (September 19, 2018) PODCAST
- Ideenkongress zu Kultur, Alltag & Politik auf dem Land at TRAFO (September 19, 2018) VIDEO
- Vergesst Winnetou (Film review & comment) at OYA Magazine. In Deutsch. (April 2018)
- Searching For Winnetou (Documentary interview) at CBC Docs (January, 28, 2018) VIDEO
- ‘Native’ Hobbyism is Modern Day Colonialism at CBC.CA (January 26, 2018)
- Film ‘Forget Winnetou!’ studies German idealization of Indigenous culture at Rabble.ca (May 31, 2017)
- Ich bin nur dem Nein begegnet at Der Freitag Newspaper (March 24, 2017)
- Project Forget Winnetou at Deutschlandradio Kultur Kompressor Radioshow (March 14, 2017) PODCAST & INTERVIEW
- Red Haircrow at Süddeutsche Zeitung (March 3, 2017) INTERVIEW
- Standing Rock & Indigenous Sovereignty at The Voices Radioshow on Reboot.fm (Nov. 19, 2016) PODCAST
- Professions-What do “Real Natives” Do? at Red Rising Magazine (Jan. 4, 2017)
- Kulturelle Aneignung und koloniale Gewaltat Missy Magazine (Nov. 3, 2016)
- The Songs We Sing-Or We Don’t Sing at K.I.N. Knowledge in Indigenous Networks (Oct. 1, 2016)
- The Challenges of Indigenous Studies in “Our Schools/Our Selves” Vol. 26, no.1 (Fall 2016) published by The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- A Voice From Both Sides of the Desk: Indigenous Studies at Red Rising Magazine (August 2, 2016)
- “Dues Paid”: A Navajo Metal Band in Denmark at Red Rising Magazine (July 11, 2016)
- The Challenges of Indigenous Studies in “Mixed Company” at K.I.N. Knowledge in Indigenous Networks (July 29, 2016)
- Im Wilden Osten at STERN Magazine (Sept. 3, 2015)
- Last of the Munichans at Mother Jones Magazine (July/August 2015)
- Cowboys & Indianer at Ex-Berliner Magazine (July/Aug. 2014)
- Battle Over an Ojibwe Scalp at Deutsche Welle TV (May 2014) VIDEO
- Red Haircrow Interview at PULS (July 2014)
- Dressing Up as Cowboys & Indians Is Big in Germany at Global Post (June 2014)
- Hirnloser Trend oder bewusste Provokation? at PULS (June 2014)
- Interview // Red Haircrow at PULS (June 2014)
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