"No. I don't want to stay away from Indian roles. I want always to show Indians are a part of all stages of society. Like everyone else they're actors, doctors, lawyers, carpenters, hockey players. It is my responsibility to expose the fact that we are like everyone else. If not for me, maybe nobody would believe an Indian could make it to this level of success."
Adams seems to imply that Indians fill only certain roles in society--e.g., historical figures and wise elders who spout spiritual platitudes. But that says more about Hollywood and Adams than it does about Native actors. Who's offering these actors nontraditional roles...anyone?