Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Jeremy Giles

Jeremy Giles is a Writing Seminars and International Studies major at Johns Hopkins University. He is a avid writer and the Co-Founder of Writers’ Warehouse, Johns Hopkins’ first creative writing group. He is an advocate for Indigenous rights, and studies the connection between Indigenous philosophies and the environment. Using his writing, he hopes to bring attention to underrepresented voices in today’s world. Jeremy interned with the Marketing and Communications department at the National Museum of the American Indian in summer 2023.

The Indigenous Effect: Native People in Film

Over the past few years, Indigenous film and television have finally started to break through on mainstream platforms, and the National Museum of the American Indian's annual Native Cinema Showcase has been part of that change. Native comedian, filmmaker, and the producer of Netflix show "Spirit Rangers" Joey Clift (Cowlitz) looks back on how things have changed since his childhood and what he hopes the future holds for Indigenous film and television.