He is a member of the Lakota Sioux Lower Brule Tribe of South Dakota
He can dance both the traditional and grass ceremonies
He is an avid outdoorsman with hunting, fishing, archery and rodeo experience.
Can speak Lakota
Has 5 brothers & a sister
He attended and was a mentor at the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, Montana in October 2005. HatcH is a film and arts festival whose mission is to provide mentorship, education, inspiration, and recognition to the next generation of creative innovators.
When he was cast for the lead in Black Cloud (2004), directed by Ricky Schroder, he trained three months prior with legendary boxing trainer Jimmy Gambia to perfect his boxing skills. The story is about a Navajo boxer training for the Olympics while struggling with the secrets of his family's heritage. One of the scenes was filmed in Las Vegas during the 2003 Golden Gloves National Championship.
Most rewarding role to date: Shane Chasing Horse DreamKeeper (2003).