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Naturally Native (1998)





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Connecticut's Mashantucket tribe financed this Native American drama about three sisters who enter the business world by selling Naturally Native, a homegrown line of cosmetics based on traditional tribal remedies. Married to a Native American, Vickie (Valerie Red-Horse) believes strongly in Indian traditions. She needs backers for her cosmetics line, and her two younger sisters, Tanya (Irene Bedard of Pocahontas) and accountant-in-training Karen (Kimberly Norris Guerrero) join her enterprise, but when they team to manufacture and market Naturally Native cosmetics, they encounter racist, patronizing attitudes. Numerous Native American issues are raised in this film, shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.


Valerie Red-Horse
as Vickie Lewis Bighawk
Irene Bedard
as Tanya Lewis
Pato Hoffmann
as Steve Bighawk
Mary Kay Place
as Madam Celeste
Carol Potter
as Rape Counselor
Max Gail
as Mr. Carlson
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Critic Reviews for Naturally Native

All Critics (1)

An uplifting feelgood drama.

January 8, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Naturally Native

AMAZING MOVIE! Here's an interesting film about the lives of three Native American sisters. Their bond is tested from personal struggles to social aspects. Their relationship is strengthened within their friendship as well. Great cast!! A must-see!

Leo L
Leo L

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