Leonardo DiCaprio Just Dedicated His Golden Globe Win to Protecting Indigenous People

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio got political in his Golden Globe acceptance speech on Sunday night.

DiCaprio, who won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama award for his role in "The Revenant," thanked indigenous peoples around the world and asked for them to receive more respect.

"I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world," the actor said at the award ceremony held in Los Angeles.

"It is time that we recognized your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them," added DiCaprio. "It is time that we heard your voice and protected them for future generations."

DiCaprio has been politically active around environmental causes. He made a heavily-publicized visit to Alberta's oilsands in 2014.

"The Revenant," which was shot in Alberta, cast hundreds of First Nations people from across that province as extras and in small roles.

Leonardo Dicaprio Shares Globe With First Nations People
Leonardo DiCaprio: "It is time that we recognized your history."
Posted by HuffPost Entertainment on Sunday, January 10, 2016

Responses to "Leonardo DiCaprio: I Want To Share This Award With All The First Nations People"

  1. It is about time.

  2. Before Columbus and industries, we could drink water from the rivers and streams as the Indians took great care, moved to new locations so they would not over farm and over take the animal food sources, now we kill animals as they get in the way of humans when the reality is true, we are getting in the way of the animals. If we keep this up, like Easter Island, there will be no animals or food along with no tree's which means no crops. Industry is out for money, to grow, to prosper with little to no respect as to where these minerals come from.

  3. The indigenous peoples are and represent the pure essence of mankind. They live in harmony with nature and respect it. The industrialized nations are killing the natural world and many species of the beautiful wildlife. I fear that we are taking away something that can not be replaced.

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