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    Jonathan Brewer has a life story very few people share.

    Michael Spears is an American actor and a member of the Sicangu Lakota (often called “Sioux”) Lower Brule Tribe of South Dakota.

    Floyd Red Crow Westerman was known for years as a renaissance man, for his many talents, dedication and passion.

    Jimmy Herman (Oct 25, 1940 – Sep 13, 2013) was a First Nations actor who appeared in several films, including Dances with Wolves among others.

    Gil Birmingham (born July 13, 1953) is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, known for his portrayal of Billy Black in the The Twilight Saga film series. 

    Did you know among his numerous awards, Gary Farmer was selected in 2001 for the Taos Mountain Award recognizing lifetime achievements of an outstanding Native film professional? P.S. Can you tell who that is in the photo with Gary?

    Chaske Spencer is a Native American actor, member of the Fort Peck Tribe.

    Alan Tafoya (born June 12, 1963) is an American actor and musician of the Jicarilla Apache nation. 

    Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse (born April 28, 1976) is a Native American actor of the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Nation. 

    Will Sampson (September 27, 1933 – June 3, 1987), born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was a Native American Muscogee (Creek) actor and artist.

    Tatanka Means is an accomplished actor from the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation, Omaha and Navajo Nation. 

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    "My heritage is American Indian. Cherokee. I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can. It’s an amazing heritage, and amazing culture, what they had going." —Johnny Depp, 1988. Read more

    Gordon Tootoosis CM (October 25, 1941 – July 5, 2011) was a Canadian actor. He was of Cree and Stoney descent. He was acclaimed for his commitment to preserving his culture and to telling his people’s stories. Read more

    Chief Dan George was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an author, poet, and an Academy Award-nominated actor. Read more

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