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Soup Juice – Unmasked! Find out the story behind this FB character!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 29th, 2015 Last Updated on: October 15th, 2016

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I'm sure you've seen the videos we've posted of this crazy character called Soup Juice. Heck, maybe he's even been to one of your local pow wows! Here's a few videos in case you haven't had the pleasure of seeing the Soup Juice in action!



So just who is the man behind the mask? His name is Brian Hundley, and he is a member of the Omaha tribe (Umonhon). He was was born in Sioux City, Iowa but grew up in Macy, Nebraska where his parents still live.

Hundley was always around pow wows growing up so he got an early start on the pow wow circuit as both a singer and a dancer. We asked Hundley what his favorite pow wow was and a bit of nostalgia probably helped with his choice. “Our own powwow in Macy, Nebraska…because they practice the old ways. They still use the four tailed dancers and whip man. Also we are the originators of the grass dance. I love to go home to watch them dance…it reminds me of when I used to dance.”

He currently lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico where he hopes to bring Soup Juice to the Southwest.

“I'm actually starting to breach into public speaking reaching children adolescents and young Native Americans and Indian country and hitting on topics all reservations suffer with such as: suicide, domestic violence, bullying, and alcohol and substance abuse. The struggles of reservation life all Indian issues that we indigenous peoples need help with.”

Here is one video he did for bully awareness, dedicated to Zoey Not Afraid.

Laughter usually helps break the ice when you're at a public speaking engagement, so it's no wonder some of his inspiration comes from other comedians like Vaughn Eagle Bear and JR Redwater. He also says the “strong sober people of my community back home,” also serve as inspiration.



“I would like the people to continue to support my comedy. I would like the elders to continue to teach our nation. I would like the children to continue to strive for education for themselves. I would like my fans and supporters to know one thing about me. That I will always remain humble in my path no matter how far I go in life humbleness will always overcome fame with Soup Juice. Thank you to all the people that have seen and supported me throughout the years of my work I will continue to do my best for each of you as well as Indian Country.”

His work hasn't gone unnoticed. Navajo artist Jon J. Curley recently did a painting of Soup Juice for Hundley titled “Unmasked”. You know you're doing something right when you receive a gift like this!

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If you'd like to see Soup Juice in your community you can reach out to his manager for more information. Make sure you follow along on his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/soupjuice79/ for more fun videos!


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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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Pamela Sixfeathers

This young native American man is so awesome. He has the greatest words of wisdom to share.I believe in this young man.he will be very successful.may the creator keep you strong in all that you do.

Allison

How did I miss this? Was laughing hard. His PSA touched my heart too. WE should all be better to and kinder each other. Now more than ever. Sir, keep doing what you do. This world needs more like you.

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