Michael Horse, of Yaqui descent, was born in Southern California and frequently traveled to Arizona as a child. He comes from an artistically talented family of jewelers, potters and painters. As a young boy, he grew up in a culturally rich environment and was taught how important art is to the well being of the human spirit. A true modern day renaissance man, Michael is a jeweler, actor, stunt man, sculptor, painter and activist. As an actor, he has appeared in many movies and on television, including Twin Peaks, Dead Ant, Skin Walker Ranch, Passenger 57, Lakota Woman, and the CBC Canadian series, North of 60. His current film work includes the new Twin Peaks series out on Showtime in 2017 in his role as “Deputy Hawk” and Godless on Netflix.
Leading the Prayers & Tributes
Sam Bearpaw is Membrano Apache of New Mexico and White Mountain Apache of Arizona; he was born in New Mexico and moved to Southern California at age 5. Sam is an Actor, Public Speaker and Champion Northern Traditional and Chicken Style Powwow Dancer. Sam was at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 to attend the showing of “Western Religion” in which he played IRONWOLF. He played CRAZY HORSE on “the Deadliest Warrior” and COCHISE on “Lost Gold: Cochise’s Lost Strongbox.” Sam has been in documentaries and commercial films, including 2011 “YellowRock” as STRONGBEAR; 2016 “Walking Dead in the West” as WHITEFACE; 2018 “Dead Men” as ATSA. Sam is also a Vietnam Era US ARMY VETERAN; LIGHT WEAPONS SPECIALIST, supporting all the veterans.
5TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 19-21, 2021
VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 20-26, 2021