Native American Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Class of Inductees
April 5, 2023
The National Native American Hall of Fame announced its 2023 class - a group that has made significant contributions to law, leadership, journalism, literature, entertainment and advocacy across Indian Country.
The 2023 class includes six inductees:
Joe DeLaCruz, Quinault, long-serving President of the Quinault Indian Nation. DeLaCruz is credited with tackling issues such as "access to reservation lands by non-Natives, fisheries, and logging management" over the course of a 22-year career.
Will Sampson, Muscogee Creek, film and television actor, credited as Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Taylor the Medicine Man in Poltergeist II, as well as television and stage credits. Sampson also served as an advocate for Native actors in Native roles, and founded the American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts.