During a Veterans tribute, Wes Studi spoke his language as one of many actors presenting at the 90th Annual Academy Awards, Cherokee Nation tweeted the translation.
Wes Studi made Oscars Background as the first Native American Scientist in the 90th Academy Awards. As a Royal presenter, Wes Studi talked about his time at the ceremony and introduced a movie montage thanking military service members. Before the montage, he spoke Cherokee.
Studi (who played Chief Yellowhawk in Hostiles) talked about his time at the Vietnam War. “I’m proud to have served there for 12 months with Alpha Company of the 39th Infantry. Anyone else?” Studi requested the audience into a quiet reaction.
“As a veteran, I am always appreciative when filmmakers bring to the screen stories of those who have served. Over 90 years of the Academy Awards, a number of movies with military themes have been honored at the Oscars. Let’s take a moment to pay tribute to these powerful films that shine a great spotlight on those who have fought for freedom around the world.”
Studi ended by speaking in Cherokee.
Click To Watch: Studi ended by speaking in Cherokee! Did we really just hear that? What Did Wes Say?
So #WhatDidWesSay on the #Oscars last night? As Vietnam Vet @WesleyStudi introduced a montage of military movies, he said in our Cherokee language
“Hello. Appreciation to all veterans & Cherokees who’ve served. Thank you!” Learn more Cherokee here! Wado! https://t.co/qc9yAx5ThP pic.twitter.com/aVAs94VRUo
— CherokeeNation (@CherokeeNation) March 5, 2018