Blackfeet Nation honors Lily Gladstone with stand-up headdress

March 26, 2024

The Coalition of Large Tribes was in attendance for the honoring of Lily Gladstone on the Blackfeet Reservation at the new arbor. Marvin Weatherwax, Chairman of COLT, was able to offer congratulations to Lily Gladstone.


Actress Lily Gladstone, adorned in traditional attire, was honored on the Blackfeet Reservation as tribal elders bestowed upon her a stand-up headdress. Thousands gathered to witness this historic event, celebrating Gladstone’s global recognition following her acclaimed role in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

She became the first Indigenous person to win a Golden Globe for best actress and received an Oscar nomination. At the ceremony, community leaders praised her as a role model, emphasizing her significance to Indigenous youth.

Gladstone expressed gratitude for her heritage and acknowledged the challenges it entails. Her impact resonates deeply within the Blackfeet Nation and beyond, inspiring pride and acceptance among Indigenous youth.

The stand-up headdress, symbolic of the Blackfoot Confederacy, represents a sacred tradition passed down through generations. Gladstone’s reception of this honor further solidifies her connection to her community and heritage.

The Coalition of Large Tribes congraulates Lily Gladstone for this honor, and her achievements as an actress and role model.

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