Vincent Schilling

Vincent Schilling
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Biography:
Vincent Schilling began as a correspondent with Indian Country Today in 2008 and remained a consistent contributor of stories, photography and video. In 2015 Vincent Schilling was named the Arts and Entertainment, Sports and Pow Wows editor for Indian Country Media Network. In 2018, Vincent was named associate editor at Indian Country Today. He also has a column #NativeNerd and he publishes several reviews on Television, Movies and online programming regularly. He is also the Executive Vice President and co-owner of Schilling Media, Inc. a Native American owned Media and Media Relations Corporation in Virginia. Vincent Schilling is an enrolled Akwesasne Mohawk, an Award-winning Native American author and an Award-winning Photojournalist; and a Public Speaker that has traveled all over the United States and Canada. In 2011, he was given a human rights award in the city of Virginia Beach by Mayor Will Sessoms Jr. for his work and programs created about Native American issues. Vincent Schilling is also the co-host of Native Trailblazers, an online indigenous radio program which airs every Friday at 9 p.m. EST. Native Trailblazers has twice been nominated for an Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award for Best Aboriginal Music Radio Station/Program. As an Editor and Photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has contributed hundreds of articles to national publications, most notably Indian Country Media Network. Other publications include Arthritis Today, Woman?s World, Winds of Change, The Tribal College Journal, Children?s Digest and regional publications in Virginia Beach such as Inside Business, The Virginian-Pilot and Tidewater Parent. He has received a Bronze Editorial Excel Award for his article Conflict on the Mountain in Winds of Change magazine and two Native American Journalist Association Awards in journalism and photography. His first book, Native Athletes in Action won a Moonbeam Children's award in multicultural non-fiction and acclaim as the book of the month on Native America Calling, a nationally syndicated Native American radio show. His books, Native Men of Courage; Native Musicians In the Groove; and his fourth book about Native Environmental champions entitled Native Defenders of the Environment are part of a growing Native Trailblazer Series. As an author and photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has met and spoke with a multitude of Native people in his adventures to include Retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Chris Eyre, Georgina Lightning and a plethora of award-winning Native American musicians and artists to include Wayne Newton, Felipe Rose, Mary Youngblood, Crystal Shawanda, and more. As a public speaker Vincent Schilling has shared his experience and expertise with public, private and tribal schools and colleges, The U.S. Military, Lockheed Martin and several other public, governmental and private entities to speak about diversity in the workplace and in schools, Native American history in the U.S. and in Virginia and ways to overcome the stereotypes of Native American people today. Vincent Schilling also loves photography and has had the pleasure of photographing notable people such as President Barack Obama, Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Ed Begley Jr. as well as Governors, Senators, Tribal Nation Chiefs and many others. Vincent lives in Virginia with his beautiful wife Delores. Vincent Schilling's most noted work with ICT is as follows: 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day The True Story of Pocahontas: Historical Myths Versus Sad Reality Twitter: @VinceSchilling Instagram: @VinceSchilling
Publications: Indian Country Today

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
10/10 100% nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019) I am hesitant to give a 10 out of 10 for any film, but nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is an emotional award-winning film that is more than deserving. The tragic story of the Native young man Colten Boushie, shot and killed by a white farmer. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
10/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Avengers: Infinity War is Marvel hardcore. Like 'Holy %$#@#$' hardcore. Like, 'I won't be able to eat for a year,' hardcore. Like, 'I want to go to bed and cry now.' Oh my God Marvel, what have you done? How dare you Thanos? - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 96% Black Panther (2018) Spectacular diversity magic! Black Panther slashes a lot of things, chiefly colonialism. In my childhood, I was force-fed history that 'Civilizations of color were less than superior.' NO MORE! The world needs this black superhero. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Not bad, but why does Denzel make a transition in the first movie to this one from a once hardened military soldier into a disheveled dopey guy that likely doesn't know how to comb his hair? It just started to go in a weird direction. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 80% Alpha (2018) Decent actually, aside from the Easter Egg stone and painting set decorations I guess the cavemen had in their pockets if someone croaked. But I loved the prehistoric animals. A fun movie experience. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
3/10 46% The Meg (2018) A giant shark dud. Hilariously bad. I actually enjoyed this movie because it was so horrible. The painful moments of Jason Statham (and I LOVE Statham) and the lead actress were uncomfortable, and I really cared less if anyone got eaten. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
5/10 80% Beware the Slenderman (2018) Darn - I had high hopes for Slenderman, the eerie modern legend of the tall faceless man in the forest that steals children. The disappointing thing is that there was a lot of material that COULD have been scary. The fear factor flopped. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/10 23% Mile 22 (2018) Marky Mark (yes, I said it) drove me bonkers snapping that awful wristband. After awhile I was like 'God Stop Already!' Wahlberg was like a chihuahua on espresso - not anyone's best work. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
6/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) I wanted to LOVE Captain Marvel. I really did. And there was a lot to enjoy, but after all is said and done, I feel a bit underwhelmed. But I did love the Flerken / aka Goose the cat. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 91% Shazam! (2019) Great! Shazam is everything a superhero movie should be. It's the seventh movie in the DC extended universe, but likely the best of all to date thanks to Shazam actor Zachary Levi. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Angel Has Fallen, is an awesome action-packed film and enjoyable bullet-fest where agent Mike Banning protects everyone's favorite President, Morgan Freeman and Nick Nolte steals the show. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
9/10 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) Avengers: Endgame is REAL great ... with an emphasis on real. Would have been my first 10 rated review ... but they killed my favorite heroes. 'Cheeseburgers...' - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3: Parabellum - Was more like, 'shoot everyone in the cerebellum' An awesome movie with a just as awesome budget for the number of bullets used. Loved the dog too. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 90% Always Be My Maybe (2019) Always Be My Maybe' on Netflix, a simply perfect romantic comedy and a laughter-filled punch in the jaw - by a new boyfriend playing the perfect cameo that is ... - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) 'The Lost City of Gold' is a-DORA-ble: Isabela Moner does a great job as Dora and the movie does well in making light of its own campiness with real adventures thrown into the mix. - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
8/10 42% Stuber (2019) Stuber is Uber hilarious: Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani are a perfect oddball mismatch who create comedic gold in an Uber trip gone horribly wrong ... - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 54% Ma (2019) Ma is a hilarious, yet creepy take on the 'cool neighborhood mom' a bizarre and outrageous romp through the sinister world of 'Sue Ann' played by Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2019
7/10 53% The Lion King (2019) Disney's The Lion King is a visually majestic masterpiece. The landscape is flawless, the music fun and nostalgic, and there's no place for any cynical adult reasoning, just enjoy it people, Donald Glover and Beyonce' are in it ... - Indian Country Today EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2019