“Leonardo DiCaprio accepted the Golden Globe at the 2016 Golden Globes 73rd awards ceremony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture his role in the film Revenant… he took a moment to thank the Indigenous community involved in the making of the film. ‘I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world.’ V. Schilling, ICTMN
Excerpt: DiCaprio Shares Golden Globe …with First Nations People Vincent Schilling, ICTMN
“During his acceptance speech DiCaprio paid the customary respects by thanking all of the cast and crew and his parents – and as the music began to play to usher him off the stage, he took a moment to thank the Indigenous community involved in the making of the film.
It is time that we recognize your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them.
The Revenant is a retelling of the life of the real Hugh Glass (DiCaprio). In the early 1820s a group of about 45 American trappers are camping in a wilderness forest in what is now Montana. They are a fractious and grim bunch. Their Hugh Glass is accompanied by his grown son, Hawk (Forrest Goodluck), whose murdered mother was a Pawnee Indian. More than 30 men are killed when Indians attack. Their chief Elk Dog (Duane Howard) is searching relentlessly for his daughter Powaqa (Melaw Nakehk’o) whom he believes was kidnapped by trappers. Glass, his son and a few of the men survive. Glass is attacked by a mother grizzly bear trying to protect her cub. It is a horrid attack, made worse when Glass wounds the bear. Glass is barely alive when his men find him. A “revenant” is the spirit or soul of a dead person who appears to the living…”
“It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations.” ~Leonardo DiCaprio~