Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a film and television actress, born and raised on the Mohawk reservation of Kahnawà’ke, Quebec, which has shaped her passion for Indigenous rights activism and interest in politically charged roles in film. Her debut leading role as Aila in the award-winning feature film, Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013), resulted in a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards. Since then, she has also been featured as the voice of Sam in Telltales Games’ The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016), as well as the television series, Mohawk Girls (2013-2015). Jacobs portrayed the supporting role of Andrea in feature film, The Land of Rock and Gold (2016), as well as series regular Tina in the go90 web series, COLD (2016). She won the Borsos Award for Best Performance in a Canadian Film at the 2016 Whistler Film Festival and Best Actress at the 2017 American Indian Film Festival for her work in The Sun At Midnight.
Duane Howard is best known for his role as ‘Elk Dog’, the lead native warrior, acting alongside Tom Hardy and Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, in 20th Century Fox’s film The Revenant. Duane Howard is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Duane began his film career with a stunt credit on the feature film The Scarlett Letter. Duane’s credits grew from stunts to stunt acting to acting roles on shows such as the TV movies Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts and Arctic Air.