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Tatanka Means

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Native American Actor & Stand-Up Comedian

Native American Actor & Stand-Up Comedian

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Tatanka Means Biography

Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor and stand-up comedian from Chinle, Arizona. He represents the Navajo, Omaha, Ihanktonwan Nations and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

His most recent work includes FX’s critically acclaimed series “Reservation Dogs” Directed by Tazbah Chavez, Marvel’s Disney+ show “Echo” directed by Sydney Freeland, and stars in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese Western crime drama film Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons and Robert De Niro. It is based on the true story of a series of murders of the Osage people that took place in the early 1920s, which in turn led to the creation of the FBI. Means plays John Wren, one of the first Native American FBI agents. Means is currently filming Kevin Costner’s Western epic Horizon.

Aside from acting, Means performs stand-up comedy throughout Indian Country spreading laughter and speaking to Native youth across on reservations about healthy living and sobriety wellness.

He currently resides in New Mexico with his wife and children. Means is the son of Gloria Grant and American Indian activist and actor, Russell Means.

Tatanka Means Speaking Topics

  • American Indians and Hollywood in the 21st Century

    Means looks at Indians in film in the 21st Century and their role in Hollywood, then discusses stereotypes of the modern Indian.

  • Youth Empowerment

    Believing in yourself, you are enough and nothing is impossible.

  • Native Americans: Past, Present, and Future

    From our creation as a people to fighting for our lives, we exist in a pop culture with the last of our elders. Means explores a reality of living in two worlds while preserving life and culture.

Tatanka Means Videos

  • Tatanka Means National JOM Conference "Mom"
    Tatanka Means delivering keynote speech at the National JOM Johnson O'Malley Conference in Tulsa Oklahoma at the River Spirit Casino.
  • Awesome comedy from Tatanka Means will put a smile on your face
  • Tatanka Means at the World Premiere of NatGeo's Saints & Strangers

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  • What topics does Tatanka Means speak about?

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Tatanka Means is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as American Indians and Hollywood in the 21st Century, Youth Empowerment and Native Americans: Past, Present, and Future. The estimated speaking fee range to book Tatanka Means for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Tatanka Means generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gyasi Ross, Billy Mills, Winona LaDuke, Tantoo Cardinal and Jennifer Quinto. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tatanka Means for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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