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Born 17 Dec 1947 in Tahlequah
Age72 years, 7 months
Wes Studi
Wes Studi
OUR CULTURES ARE OUR SOURCE OF HEALTH (:30) Source: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) Running Time: (0:30) Release Date: 02/5/2013 Renowned Hollywood actor and Cherokee tribal member, Wes Studi, explains how American Indians and Alaska Natives are twice as likely to have diagnosed diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. Studi highlights the wisdom of cultural knowledge, including harvesting local foods and playing traditional games to promote health and prevent diseases like type 2 diabetes.

About Wes Studi

Wesley Studi (Cherokee: ᏪᏌ ᏍᏚᏗ; born December 17, 1947) is a Cherokee American actor and film producer who has won critical acclaim and awards, particularly for his portrayal of Native Americans in film. He has appeared in Academy Award-winning films, such as Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and in the Academy Award-nominated films Geronimo: An American Legend (1993) and The New World (2005). He is also known for portraying Sagat in Street Fighter (1994). Other films he has appeared in are Hostiles, Heat, Mystery Men, Avatar, A Million Ways to Die in the West, and the television series Penny Dreadful. In 2020, he received an Academy Honorary Award, becoming the first Native American and the second North American Indigenous person to be honored by the Academy (the first was Buffy Sainte-Marie).

He is also known as Wesley Studi.