Chief Dan George was chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation from 1951 to 1963. The Tsleil-Waututh First Nation is in North Vancouver, British Columbia. This band is closely associated with the other Salish Nations including the Squamish First Nation, the Musqueum First Nation, the Tsawwassen First Nations and other Salish Nations that partially exist under the umbrella of the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council. The Salish villages of Puget Sound, outside the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council, are on the American side of the US-Canadian border.
In addition to his years as a tribal chief, Chief Dan George worked as a longshoreman and later became an actor, author, and poet. In the 1970s, he became an advocate and emissary to the Canadian public at large for First Nations people and for the environment.
Dustin Hoffman needs no introduction, but it is interesting to see this early, understated performance. Filmed right after Hoffman's portrayal of Ratso Rizzo in Midnight Cowboy, it is an overlooked, but wonderful performance.
I grew up in Vancouver and still maintain an avid interest in the city of my birth.
Tsleil-Waututh Tribal Council (link)
Tsleil-Waututh Nation People of the Inlet, video (youtube), 10 minutes