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‘Prey’ Star Dakota Beavers Talks Upending Traditional Native Representation in His First Acting Role

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Carson Burton “Prey” may be an entry in the “Predator” saga, but it stands on its own by taking on-screen representation to the next level.

In his first-ever acting role, actor Dakota Beavers looks at the film as a step in the right direction for an industry that has been historically fraught with problems regarding the representation of Native American identities.“Being Native is a part of who I am,” Beavers said. “Being able to represent Native people as accurately as you can with [producer] Jhane Myers — who is a Comanche woman herself — as the producer on this project, just meant the absolute world to me.

So many times in the past, people are misrepresented or inaccurately depicted. You know, sometimes not on purpose, but just because there’s not a whole lot of Natives on the top of the film industry.

So hopefully after this, that will change.” “Prey” follows the story of a young Comanche woman, Naru, played by Amber Midthunder.

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