Introducing the “Realities Video Series With Wes Studi"

Wes Studi Partners with PWNA

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) is a national nonprofit serving immediate needs and supporting long-term solutions for Native Americans living in under-resourced reservation communities.

On Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, PWNA announced its partnership with award-winning actor Wes Studi to help raise awareness of realities of life on the reservations.

Their first step was to develop a five-part PSA series to give an accurate portrayal of life on the reservations and dispel the widely held misconceptions that still impact Native people today.

A word from Wes:

“Native communities have found solutions that work within their cultures, but funding has not kept pace to support them. My hope is that together with PWNA we can increase awareness and show that supporting Native-led causes is the only way we can create change.”

Watch the complete “Realities Video Series with Wes Studi” here:

History, Treaties and Tribes

Realities on the Reservations

Economics of Indian Gaming

Native Education, the Dream and the Disparity

Giving for Native Causes

About Wes Studi

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. Wes first took the professional stage in 1984 with Black Elk Speaks and has never looked back. He moved audiences with unforgettable performances in Dances with Wolves, The Last of the Mohicans, Geronimo: An American Legend, Heat, Avatar, Being Flynn and Hostiles and broke new ground with non-traditional roles. On Oct. 27, Wes will receive an Honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, given to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement. Follow Wes on Facebook and Twitter

View Wes' demo reel
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Facebook: @PWNA4hope and the legendary @Wes Studi partnered to bring you a five-part PSA series that addresses the long-held myths about Native American communities. Many people are unaware of the realities on some reservations, but together with Wes, PWNA hopes to increase awareness and encourage giving to help support a brighter future.

Twitter: @PWNA4hope partnered with legendary Wesley Studi to develop a five-part PSA series about realities on the reservation and common misconceptions. Check out our PSA today and share it on your social pages:

LinkedIn: PWNA partnered with award-winning actor Wes Studi to develop a new five-part PSA series that provides an accurate portrayal of life on the reservations and dispels long-held myths that continue to impact Native communities today. Together with Wes, PWNA hopes to increase awareness of the hardships, hope and need to include Native communities in charitable giving. We encourage you to view the PSA today and decide how you can help: