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Native Americans feted

Sainte-Marie, Tousey, Farmer to be honored

The Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists today will hold the third annual Footsteps to the Future, an event that celebrates, in traditional style, accomplishments by Native American performers.

Honorees will include Buffy Sainte-Marie, who will receive the Community Giving Honor, and Sheila Tousey and Gary Farmer, who will both be awarded the Acting Achievement Honor.

Sainte-Marie, born in Saskatchewan’s Piapot Reserve, won an Academy Award in 1983 for her song “Up Where We Belong” from “An Officer and A Gentleman.”

She is being honored, in part, for her founding of the Cradleboard Teaching Project, which promotes computer networking between schoolchildren.

Tousey, who grew up on the Menomonee and Stockbridge-Munsee reservations in Wisconsin, made her acting debut in “Thunderheart” (1992), with Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard. Farmer, born on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, played the role of Joseph Arnold in “Smoke Signals” (1998) and was also seen in “Stolen Heart” (1998) and “Touched” (1999). In addition, Frank Sotonoma Salsedo will receive the Subcommittee Honor, reserved for members of SAG’s Native American Subcommittee. He is familiar to fans of “Walker, Texas Ranger,” in which he plays White Eagle.

Event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles.

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