Jon Santaanta Proudstar
Jon is Yaqui from Tucson, Arizona. Jon is a film actor, a film & comic book writer, and a director. He first appeared in Madhouse with John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley in 1990, and most recently he played Leon, the father to Willie Jack, played by actress Paulina Alexis on FX’s Reservation Dogs. Jon also wrote the first all Native American comic book Tribal Force, illustrated by Ryan Huna Smith, and published in 1996. Tribal Force is currently making a resurgence.
On this episode Jon shares his story for those struggling.