On the Tonight Show, Jay Leno was interviewing Dennis Miller when he derrogatorily stated both Ms. Littlefeather and Senator Warren were not Native and that "she's about as much Indian as that stripper chick Brando sent to pick up his Oscar for the Godfather."... "You know I sent the Warren campaign a contribution today, but just to piss her off I sent it in beads." Brando won for best Actor of the Godfather in 1973 and Littlefeather stood up for him (see below). On NBC's Tonight show with Jay Leno 2 months ago this was revisited in a very negative light. It appears men in power still openly degrade prominent Native women on National television and the host joins in laughing! And nothing is done about it after. NBC appears to condone this type of racial & sexual slandor.
There is more information about this at this link: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/article/recent-tv-slur-revives-debate-about-sacheen-littlefeather-and-her-role-marlon-brandos-oscar-145838
Please sign this petition to let people know you are not o.k. with Native Women being degraded in this manner and to pressure NBC, Jay Leno, and Dennis Miller to provide the women and Native women in general with a public apology. Ms. Littlefeather has attempted to obtain legal counsel but can not afford $150,000 that was requested by the attorney to represent her. A public apology would at least provide some recognition that the slander was not ok in 1973 and it is not tollerated today. I read the article on Indian Country Today and wanted to do something about it. So I started this petition.
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This is to petition NBC, Jay Leno, and Dennis Miller.
Apologize to Sacheen LittleFeather and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
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