April 27, 2011

Spencer speaks on Native issues

'Twilight' star uses fame to help others

By Ann Marie Bush"Twilight Saga" film star Chaske Spencer is using his newfound fame to put the spotlight on drugs, alcohol, bullying and suicide.

He also is hoping it will help bring attention to the reservoir at Plum Creek on the Kickapoo reservation near Horton.

"They are in dire need of a water supply," said Spencer, who spent two days in the area to lead workshops for students and their parents.

The actor who plays character Sam Uley, the alpha male leader of the werewolves in the "Twilight Saga" films, made two appearances Monday and Tuesday at the Golden Eagle Casino on the Kickapoo reservation.
Comment:  As I've said before, it's great to see a Native actor use his fame to help his people. It's more than we're seeing from non-Natives Johnny Depp and Taylor Lautner.

For more on the subject, see Spencer to Speak for NA Heritage Month and Shift the Power Launch Party.

Below:  "Chaske Spencer, Twilight Saga actor, poses for a picture with two girls Tuesday at the Kickapoo reservation near Horton."

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