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Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

In this June 22, 2013 file photo, Johnny Depp attends the world premiere of "The Lone Ranger," with background images of him as Tonto, left, and Armie Hammer in the title role, at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif. A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight Indian actors quit the northern New Mexico production of the satirical Western "The Ridiculous Six" over complaints about offensive names and religious scenes.(Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.

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North America’s largest powwow draws thousands to New Mexico

Native American and indigenous dancers wait their turn to join the procession during the grand entrance at the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque N.M., on Friday, April 24, 2015. The three-day event is North America's largest powwow, attracting indigenous dancers, drummers and singers from across the U.S. and Canada. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America’s largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event:

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American Indian actors walk off set of Adam Sandler movie

In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a news conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. A group of American Indian actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie production following complaints over stereotypes and offensive names. Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday, April 23, 2015, that he and eight others quit the production of the satirical western "The Ridiculous Six" after producers ignored their concerns about its portrayal of Apache culture.  (Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press via AP, File)   MANDATORY CREDIT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week over complaints about stereotypes, offensive names and scenes they say disrespected Native American religious practices.

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