July 22, 2006

Beach for Chief!

Actor Adam Beach Announces He will Run For Chief Of His Tribe“I spent the last three years trying to find out who I am,” said Adam Beach. “I tried to be gentle and soft like my mother and become the life of the party like my father.” Beach, who spoke to students at the National UNITY Conference in Buffalo, New York earlier this week, said the soul-searching led him back to his roots and now he wants to run for Chief of his tribe, the Saulteaux Tribe of Canada.

Adam Beach, best known in Indian Country for his role in the movie Smoke Signals, will soon become a household name around the world with his latest film Flags of Our Fathers due to be released in October. Many will remember him as Ben Yahzee in the movie Windtalkers. Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Unforgiven) is now doing post-production on Flags of Our Fathers, the stories of six men who raised the American flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II. The movie is based on a book written by James Bradley. Beach plays the role of serviceman Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona.

No comments: