Native American actor Wes Studi relishes rare Oscar invite

Wes Studi (supplied photo)

By Lynn Elber THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES -Wes Studi will take the stage at Sunday’s Oscars to present an award. But the actor, among the few Native Americans included in the ceremony’s 90-year history, has reason to feel like a winner. “Exciting News!’’ the veteran actor tweeted when he and Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Eva Marie Saint and others were announced as presenters for ABC’s 8 p.m. EST telecast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. “I see it as an acceptance of my participation in the business over a number of years,’’ Studi said this week from his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “It’s like being invited to the party.’’ It also signifies something larger, said Studi, whose credits include “Avatar,’’ ‘’The Last of the Mohicans” and ‘’Dances with Wolves.”…

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