The petition calls it "shameful" to cast a white woman in the traditionally Native American role.
"This casting choice is particularly shameful for a children's movie. Telling children their role models must all be white is unacceptable," the petition reads.
The frustration with the casting choice has also made its way over Twitter after Native Max magazine executive managing editor Johnnie Jae started the hashtag #NotYourTigerLily.
In her tweets on the topic, she said that not only should a Native American actress be cast in the role, but that the role itself is stereotypical and damaging to women.
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