“Return of the Pawnees,” a film co-produced by Margaret Jacobs, has been nominated for a Heartland Emmy in the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion category.
Jacobs is a professor in the Department of History and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies. She co-directs the Reconciliation Rising project, which developed the film.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), a sister organization to the Television Academy, recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News and Documentary, Sports, Daytime, Public Service and Technology. The Heartland Chapter, one of 19, covers Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
The film chronicles how the Pawnees, once exiled from Nebraska, are now regaining a presence in their homeland due to a significant act of reconciliation.
The Reconciliation Rising project showcases the lives and work of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the U.S. who are confronting traumatic histories, promoting dialogue between Natives and non-Natives, and creating pathways to reconciliation.