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    Movies have been my way to get out of my backyard. I'm trying to let people know that movies change people's lives.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: people  live  movie 
     
    I feel I will always have that spirit bear with me, so I will always feel protected.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: spirit 
     
    I always believed in if you give your best, people will see it, and it moves to the next level. I got my first movie, and I gave it my best. Before I was done with that movie, I was offered my first feature film.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: people  movie  film 
     
    When I initially started acting, all I wanted to do was to be in one movie. That's it. That was my goal.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: movie  goal 
     
    As a kid, I was just led out in the morning to go spend my day with my friends and just run in the woods. And I'd only come home to eat or when I was thirsty.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: friends  kids 
     
    It's much easier to come back as a recurring character. Because you already know his traits and who he is and what he's about.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: character 
     
    I think with 'Skinwalkers,' the success of it spoke for itself. Meaning a lot of people wanted to see something new on television.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: people  meaning  success 
     
    Acting has made me embrace my childhood. It's become some weird form of therapy. It's like I have a place where I can release all of these emotions. When I was playing Ira Hayes, I didn't have to think about the death of my parents directly. It's just there. I can blend it into Ira's character. I can use Ira's emotions as an outlet.
    — Adam Beach
    When I was growing up, my white friends would call me: 'Hey, Chief!' Even when I go to work now, people call me 'Chief.'
    — Adam Beach
    tags: people  work  friends 
     
    I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I'm very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told.
    — Adam Beach
    I go to South Dakota for ceremonies when I have the time. And when you learn what the Indian peoples have gone through to hold onto their culture and traditions... wow, it's an amazing story.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: time  culture  gone  learn  stories 
     
    I've learned that for Indian people, the opportunity for us to succeed is very slim. So acting was a great tool for that. And in the process of learning about my culture, I've learned how to connect myself again to my ancestors.
    — Adam Beach
    When I was sixteen I started acting, and I also started to embrace my tradition and culture. I had a young medicine man interpret for me what it is to be an Indian. He really caught me at a good time because I was really vulnerable after the loss of my parents with all of the feelings of abandonment.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: time  men  loss  young  culture  medicine  parent 
     
    Once you lose your parents, you get this numbness, this feeling of having to really be able to connect yourself with someone. I depended on my brothers for that connection, but to have that feeling of being taken care of... I lost it when my parents passed away.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: lost  care  parent 
     
    I learned the mechanics of how to fly a plane, but I never lifted a plane off the ground.
    — Adam Beach
    What's nice about 'Skinwalkers' is it's allowing an audience to see a different Indian perspective... I think, for myself, I'm trying to put the Indian perspective in a different dimension.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: perspective 
     
    With 'Smoke Signals,' the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I'd had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself.
    — Adam Beach
    I never understood the realism of an imaginary circumstance. While I was doing 'Smoke Signals,' I relied on my instinct and what I grew up with. I had this energy, but it was a one-dimensional thing.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: energy  instinct  smoke 
     
    I was in high school. A couple of my friends and I decided we had to be in a class together where we could fool around, and drama was it because we'd do improvs, beating each other up. They left a year later, and I stayed in and got a knack for it, and enjoyed the whole process.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: friends  drama  process  school  year  fools 
     
    You can't propel a nation to move forward if all you are doing is taking something from them.
    — Adam Beach
    Some people look for a certain structure in their lives that they're comfortable with. People who work hard on the road as truckers, people who work hard using their hands. Then there are people who are fortunate enough to have my life, people who play these characters who embody these qualities.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: character  people  work  live  quality 
     
    I remember, as a kid, I'd follow the rooster and the chickens and watch what type of grass they'd eat. And me and my friends would eat that grass, like that was our lunch.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: friends  kids 
     
    I do a lot of inspirational talks for kids, to motivate them to change their lives and give them hope.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: live  hope  kids 
     
    Those traumas when it comes to the historical past generation to generation; our children, our grandchildren, our future grandchildren learn these behaviors. We have to know that they exist and we have to take care of those traumas and learn to heal from them. This movie shows that perspective from Scott's character, and I love it. It shows the American Indians as the ones who respect and help out when people are needed. It's a nice little twist.
    — Adam Beach
    I think when I started acting it was the first time I got the freedom of expression. I was able to express certain emotions and feelings that I could put into other characters, so it was a good way for me to run away from ho I personally was. I could be a ninja, I could be a pirate or I could be in a play y'know.
    — Adam Beach
    I carry two traditional pipes and I sing my songs and pray that us as human beings treat each other with respect. So when it came to trying to portray a connection on screen, that's what you see.
    — Adam Beach
    tags: human  respect  song  pray 
     
    When faced with structural injustice, especially in the form of oppressive military occupations, I have a tendency get a little worked up. So I was interested in learning more about the complicated conflict and decided I would lend some of my time and energy to do so.
    — Adam Beach
    I'm not gonna fall. I'm tired of falling. I'm tired of seeing our people fall. I don't believe in failure. It's what we put in our minds and our hearts to succeed. And success isn't about money. Success isn't about the biggest house in the world. Success is about loving your family, taking care of your child.
    — Adam Beach
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