July 08, 2008

Beautiful Bedard at powwow

Powwow to feature native actressBedard will have a table set up, selling videos and T-shirts. She also will discuss her youth mentoring and leadership organization, Foundation for the Future of the Seventh Generation. The program uses the performing and media arts to build self-esteem in Native American youth.

Bedard and her husband, Deni, have a band that performs original contemporary music with traditional native, Gaelic and American roots.

Bedard, an Inupiat and Cree-French Canadian, has starred in more than 42 movies. She’s probably best known as the voice and likeness for Walt Disney’s animated film, “Pocahontas.” She appeared in a different take of the story in the 2005 film “The New World,” as Pocahontas’ mother.

She was chosen as one of People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People for 1995.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

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