Adam Beach, a Canadian actor who stars in Arctic Air, lost both of his parents within a two-month period when he was eight years old.

Although there was a lot of fear in his life growing up, he says it was a connection to his First Nations ancestors that made him who he is today.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor was born in Manitoba, raised on the Dog Creek Reserve, and is a member of the Saulteaux First Nation.

He has starred in more than 60 films and TV shows, including Big Love, Hawaii Five-O and the blockbuster Cowboys Vs. Aliens with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig.

At We Day, Beach performed a First Nations blessing ceremony using a bear pipe and an eagle wing. He said the blessing was a way of connecting the crowd with its ancestors.

“I am asking our ancestors to hear (these) youth and help them with their vision of making social change,” Beach said. “(The eagle wing is for) asking to take the energy of the eagle to help bless us … and to allow us to connect with it in the way that an eagle soars, has a longer vision and the gift of flight — so help us in our journey to fly.”

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Responses to "Native Actor Adam Beach Delivers a Message at Sacred Stone Camp"

  1. Unknown says:

    You are an amazing humble person, it does not surprise me you are at standing rock! Blessing from Canada <3 Sylvia Duplessie

  2. AJ says:

    What beautiful words you spoke. I thank you for going to Standing Rock and supporting all of the nations that are represented there as well as all others who are giving their support. You are a beautiful man!

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