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Native sons offer a lesson in unity at VMAs

Native sons offer a lesson in unity at VMAs

Might a nation deeply divided by us-vs.-them disagreements over race, heritage and immigration find a solution in a group of historically marginalized Native Americans at MTV’s lighthearted Video Music Awards? What do we have to lose?

MTV’s annual worship of pop-culture visuals from Ariana to Zayn, the 2017 VMAs will be televised live Sunday night from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and include in its star-filled audience Spencer and Zack Battiest, two performers who live and record on the Seminole Tribe of Florida reservation in Hollywood, where they grew up.

The brothers are nominated in a new VMA category — the Best Fight Against the System award — for a video they made...

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