Tonantzin Carmelo, Tongva / Kumeyaay

Native Actress Tonantzin Carmelo

Tonantzín Carmelo is an American actress descending on her mother’s side from Tongva and Kumeyaay Native Americans of Southern California.

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Moses Brings Plenty, Oglala Lakota

Moses J. Brings Plenty (b. 4 Sep 1969) is an Oglala Lakota television, film, and stage actor, as well as a traditional drummer and singer. He was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota and is a direct descendant of Brings Plenty, an Oglala Lakota warrior who fought in the Battle of Little Big Horn.

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Gil Birmingham, Comanche actor

Gil Birmingham, actor

Gil Birmingham (born July 13, 1953) is an American actor of Comanche ancestry, best known for his portrayal of Billy Black in The Twilight Saga film series.

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Irene Bedard, Iñupiaq-Cree Actress

Irene Bedard

Irene Bedard (born July 22, 1967) is a Native American actress who has played many Native American characters in a variety of films. She is perhaps best known for her voice role as the title character in the 1995 animated film Pocahontas.

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Mildred Loving, Civil Rights Activist (1939–2008)

In 1967, Mildred Loving and her husband Richard successfully defeated Virginia’s ban on interracial marriage via a famed Supreme Court ruling that had nationwide implications.

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Navajo Nation Indian Reservation

Modern homes on the Navajo Reservation

Of the 562 federally recognized tribes, the Navajo Nation is the largest tribe with a population of approximately 300,000+ with about 2/3 living on the reservation and most of the rest living in the urban areas of the United States. 

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