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PWNA PARTNERS WITH LEGENDARY ACTOR WES STUDI

Last week, PWNA announced a new partnership with award-winning actor Wes Studi during a press conference at the third annual Native American Cultural Celebration hosted by the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Arkansas. With the partnership announcement also came a sneak peek of our new public series announcement (PSA) series that we developed with Wes around the widely held misconceptions related to Native American people, history, and funding.

The five-part “Realities Series with Wes Studi” includes an accurate portrayal of life on the reservations and dispels long-held myths that continue to impact Native communities today. Throughout the series, Wes discusses history and treaties, realities on the reservation, education, casino economics and charitable giving to Native communities, some of which reside in third-world conditions.

Both PWNA and Wes feel passionate about bringing attention to the critical issues and disparities that Native American communities face every single day and we hope that, together, we can increase positive outcomes for our reservation partners.

Wes is an admired actor and producer who is known for his work in major films, such as Dances with Wolves, Avatar, The Last of the Mohicans, The New World, Geronimo: An American Legend and A Million Ways to Die in the West. As a Cherokee American citizen, Wes has advocated for Native communities over the years to bring attention to the critical issues in Indian Country.

Later this month, Wes will be recognized for his lifetime achievement with an Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. PWNA, with the support of Paramount Pictures, is also recognizing Wes for 30 years of legendary moments in the film.

We encourage you to check out our complete PSA series with Wes today and learn just how critical it is to support Native American causes.

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