National Chief Cindy Woodhouse Congratulates Lily Gladstone on Historic Golden Globes Achievement

Published: Jan 10, 2024Press Release

(Ottawa, Unceded Algonquin Territory, Ontario) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Cindy Woodhouse offered her congratulations to actress Lily Gladstone for their Golden Globes award for Best Female Actor in a Drama in the film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Gladstone is the first Indigenous recipient of this award.

“Lily Gladstone has made history,” said National Chief Woodhouse. “Their portrayal deserves this recognition of artistic excellence. As the first Indigenous person to receive this award, Lily is an inspiration to me and many others. Representation of Indigeneity in arts and culture is critical to sharing our stories, celebrating our peoples, and reaffirming our role as the original storytellers about us and not without us within the entertainment industry.”

Lily Gladstone, who is Blackfeet/Nimíipuu, received the award for her portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Martin Scorcese’s film, Killers of the Flower Moon. Her acceptance speech on January 7 began in the Blackfeet language.


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Contact Information:

Nicole Robertson
Senior Communications Advisor
Assembly of First Nations
National Chief’s Office
(403) 616-4999
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Kelly Reid
Senior Communications Officer
Assembly of First Nations
(613) 292-0857
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