Saginaw Grant was 52 when he first appeared on screen in a credited role.

Message From an Elder: Watch 'The Legacy of Saginaw Grant'

ICTMN Staff
7/29/14

Actor Saginaw Grant (Sac and Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missouria) is one of the most recognizable faces in Indian country. He's also a proud keeper of Native culture who shares his wisdom with younger generations, and he's concerned about the direction in which some of those young people are headed. In this 10-minute documentary, produced by Native Driven Network, the iconic performer known for his work on The World's Fastest Indian, The Lone Ranger, Winter in the Blood and Breaking Bad shares his thoughts on the importance of preserving Native culture, leading a spiritual life, and learning from one's elders.

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Digi Frennson
Digi Frennson
Submitted by Digi Frennson on
When I finally started driving, after many years of battling inner fears, one thing stood out the most: I no longer saw the world around me. I really did love driving and I do miss being able to just take off somewhere when I feel the wall closing in or the stress of "modern" living starts taking its toll, but at the same time I realise how much I was missing out. It was probably no great surprise I became sick and had to stop after only five years. I think that this is also one thing that many people today do not notice. Everyone is so busy trying to get somewhere as fast as possible that they do not take the time to just sit back and watch the world unfold around them.

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I like what Saginaw Grant has to say and it is a positive use of his position as a public figure. I particularly think that the education moment of around 14 years and he said from spring to spring living with nature alone and knowing how to take care of yourself is excellent. In a crisis people have a hard time waiting for government assistance which can take a long time. Spirituality brings us closer to ourselves and the essence of being with earth. In living in smaller but nurturing groups of people we also have each other to care for. I think there are ways to live in a way that honors this life, the creator and earth and our selves. living is more meaningful when we take care of ourselves, but also when we care for others. It is meaningful to take care of the earth and honor the creator. I believe we made this promise just before we wore born. It is important to remember our stories less we get lost. Thank you for your positive concern.

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WinterWindTeacher
Submitted by WinterWindTeacher on
I like what Saginaw Grant has to say and it is a positive use of his position as a public figure. I particularly think that the education moment of around 14 years and he said from spring to spring living with nature alone and knowing how to take care of yourself is excellent. In a crisis people have a hard time waiting for government assistance which can take a long time. Spirituality brings us closer to ourselves and the essence of being with earth. In living in smaller but nurturing groups of people we also have each other to care for. I think there are ways to live in a way that honors this life, the creator and earth and our selves. living is more meaningful when we take care of ourselves, but also when we care for others. It is meaningful to take care of the earth and honor the creator. I believe we made this promise just before we wore born. It is important to remember our stories less we get lost. Thank you for your positive concern.
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