‘Twilight’ Actor Part Of Red Lake Youth Conference

Originally posted on CBS Minnesota:

RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) — The Red Lake Tribal Council is hosting its annual Youth Leadership Conference this week — and it will feature an appearance by an American Indian actor who was in the “Twilight” movies.

Chaske Spencer will give a motivational speech Thursday and speak at a banquet that evening. Spencer played the role of werewolf leader Sam Uley in the “Twilight” films.

Spencer was born into the Lakota Sioux tribe and was raised on reservations in Montana and Idaho.

This is the sixth year of the youth leadership conference. It’s designed to motivate youth and promote native traditions. The conference is on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on Wednesday and Thursday, and includes workshops on suicide prevention, drug abuse and teen pregnancy.

The conference’s theme is “Warriors Don’t Quit.”

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