Siberian shaman, 1800s. He's standing next to an ongon, or 'spirit house' covered with ornaments.
No wonder: Jay Tavarese lives his movie roles. His mother is a White-Mountain-Apache, he is deeply rooted in the traditions of his ancestors. The actor has fought for many years for the rights of the Native Americans, he supports the movement “Adopt an elder” that wants to improve the situation of elder people in the reservations. He is also fighting a desperate fight for the life of young Native Americans: many young people in the reservations commit suicide – and nobody really knows, why.