June 9th, 2015 Last Updated on: June 10th, 2015
The next movie from the Harry Potter world is set to debut in November 2016. “Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them” will take place in the United States.
The story will chronicle the adventures of Newt Scamander 70 years before Harry Potter's birth.
Harry Potter fans have been craving details about the story. They wait with great anticipation for every word from JK Rowling about the new story.
One question that fans have been curious about is where are the wizarding schools in America?
This week JK revealed that the American school will have ties to Native American culture.
.@loonyloolaluna However, indigenous magic was important in the founding of the school. If I say which tribes, location is revealed.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 7, 2015
“Indigenous Magic” played a role in the founding of the school she claims.
According to Variety, there will be 4 characters in the new movie that are Native American.
Will the school founders be Natives? Which tribes will be involved?
I'll admit I am a huge Potter fan. I've read and listened to the books multiple time, went to every midnight movie premiere, and listened to the podcasts.
Hearing that there is a tie to Native culture in the new series is both exciting and scary.
Please JK don't tarnish the amazing world you have created with stereotypical portrayals of American Indians.
Look to examples like Longmire, hire a Native consultant to help you.
Are you a Harry Potter fan?
How do you think JK Rowling and the movie producers will handle Native culture?
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