Gary Busey / Hail to the Chief
He says, "Three years ago, I was adopted into the Lakota Sioux Indian tribe at Standing Rock." This could mean he's a member (unlikely) or an honorary member (more likely).
TMZ's comments are more offensive than anything Busey says. "Chief Dances with Car" and "How" above, "peace pipe" and "casino" in the video.
Associating Indians with casinos may seem okay, but it's like associating blacks with rap or basketball. If you said, "Blacks were savages in the African jungle, but now they're millionaire athletes," does that sound flattering? No, it sounds like a superficial and stereotypical summary that ignores 99.9% of the intervening history.
But that's basically what most people think and say about Indians. They were savages, but now they're casino owners. And Latinos are maids and gardeners, Jews are doctors and lawyers, etc.
More on the powwow
Malibu Powwow Celebrates Chumash Heritage, Self-Reliance
By Dawn Megli
The event was billed as a celebration of Chumash culture but dozens of different tribes were represented at Malibu Bluffs Park. Native dancers, musicians and artists performed for the audience on the seaside cliffs, including actor Gary Busey and his two-year-old son, Luke.
For more on Busey, see "Indian Bob" on Celebrity Wife Swap.