First Nation’s Actor Wows Audiences in Wonder Woman


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown June 8th, 2017 Blog


There's been a lot of buzz over the weekend about the latest superhero blockbuster to be released.

DC Comics' Wonder Woman brought in $100 million domestically and $122.5 million internationally, making it the third-highest opening for a film in the DC universe. Also worth mentioning is that director Patty Jenkins now has the highest opening for a female director.

Something else worth noting is that an actor from Blood Tribe in Alberta speaks the Blackfoot language in the movie!



“Dreams come true, I’m a living example,” actor Eugene Brave Rock said. “I’m just a kid from Stand Off.”

Brave Rock, known as “Gene” on the reserve, plays a character known as “Chief” in the blockbuster film.

Brave Rock sat down with Global Calgary recently to discuss his role in the movie:



About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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2 thoughts on “First Nation’s Actor Wows Audiences in Wonder Woman

    • Felicia McCullough (Blackfoot) says:

      I saw you in that movie and you bought more character to the movie. I am so proud of you, you were excellent.

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