NYSUT celebrates Native American Heritage Month, Nov. 1–30, with a poster honoring Lily Gladstone, a Native American actress of Blackfeet and Nimíipuu heritage.
Gladstone grew up in Montana on the Blackfeet Nation reservation and made her 2012 film debut in Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian. She later went on to collaborate with filmmaker Kelly Reichardt in Certain Women in 2016 and First Cow in 2019. In 2023, Gladstone played a leading role in Martin Scorsese’s film Killers of the Flower Moon.
For her portrayal of a rancher in Certain Women, Gladstone was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and a Gotham Independent Film Award.
Gladstone is passionate about Native representation. She’s worked with Red Eagle Soaring, a Seattle-based youth theatre program that empowers Native American and Alaskan Native youth to express themselves through traditional and contemporary performing arts.
Gladstone often sports Native designs on the red carpet, most notably at the Cannes Film Festival.
The poster is available to download at nysut.org/publications.