Vincent LaDuke – more commonly known by the name, Sun Bear (1929-1992) was a New Age author of Ojibwe descent. He was born on August 31, 1929 on the White Earth Indian Reservation to Louis and Judith La Duke. He was the father of activist, author, and former Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate Winona La Duke.
Winona LaDuke – is an American environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for Vice President as the nominee of the Green Party of the United States, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. She is the executive director of Honor the Earth, a Native environmental advocacy organization that plays an active role in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
Craig Carpenter –
Wallace “Mad Bear” Anderson – was a Tuscarora Native American activist (November 9, 1927 – December 10, 1985) predominantly active in the 1950s who became a spokesman for Native American Sovereignty. As a child, Anderson received the nickname “Mad Bear” from his grandmother due to his temper. As a young man, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II in Okinawa, and later in Korea during the Korean War. Anderson became an activist for Native American Rights after being rejected for a loan under the GI Bill to build a house on the Tuscarora reservation.
Jones Benelly – Hoop dancer and healer. Raised in traditional fashion among Navajo-speaking family members, Benally learned his dance basics from his father and grandfather. “They were medicine men who did ceremonies and I was trained to help. Hoops are a part of the healing ceremonies and when you learn to become a dancer who makes medicine to heal, that’s where I started.”
Skeeter Vaughn – George “Skeeter” Vaughan (1922–1989) was raised on an Indian reservation in California and as a boy hunted small game with throwing knives. Known for his prowess with knives and tomahawks, Vaughan’s skills were often featured in television and movie performances even when he was not seen on screen. He also was a charter member of the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame.
Agnes Arakawa (Kau Kau Restaurant)
John Swain (Music Teacher)
Allen Fine (Business Owner)
Jay Silver Heels (Actor)
Iron Eyes Cody
Secret Service Agents
Russel Chandler (LA Times)
Elain Woo (Education Writer)
June McKauw (High School Choir)