U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CDC have unveiled a dramatic short video to urge American Indians and Alaska Natives to eat healthy and be active to prevent type 2 diabetes.

The video features American Indian actor, Wes Studi, known for his roles in popular films such as Avatar, Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo, Heat, and Dances with Wolves who explains how Native people remain at the highest risk from diabetes.

Shot on-location in the heart of Cherokee Nation in Eastern Oklahoma, the video features Studi on horseback with actor-athletes from the tribal nations playing traditional stickball games in modern and period costume and eating healthy traditional foods to encourage viewers to harvest local foods and enjoy regular physical activity to prevent diabetes.

From small-town Oklahoma native to internationally acclaimed actor and musician, Wes Studi credits his passion and multi-faceted background for his powerful character portrayals that forever changed a Hollywood stereotype. Within a few years of his arrival in Hollywood, Studi caught the attention of the public in Dances with Wolves (1990). In 1992, his powerful performance as "Magua" in The Last of the Mohicans (1992) established him as one of the most compelling actors in the business.


Responses to "Wes Studi: Our Cultures Are Our Source of Health (Short Movie) "

  1. Anonymous says:

    i love this..he speaks the truth...AHO!

  2. Roger Littrell says:

    Wado your words are true. I try to live by then

  3. Anonymous says:

    In a sugar-coated society with GMO's this is a very powerful message. We need GMO free agriculture.

  4. S-gi Wes Studio. This is a great message. A message that all Nations can exersize.
    Wash O, you have a great aura about you and I am Proud to have you as a friend.
    Tsalagii Cha gon
    The Sagebrush, of the Eastern Band

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