Saginaw Grant Honored with Humanitarian Award from OC Native American Nonprofit

Saginaw Grant and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from The World's Fastest Indian.
Saginaw Grant and Anthony Hopkins in a scene from The World's Fastest Indian.
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Indian leader/counselor/activist Saginaw Grant will receive the 2015 Native American Humanitarian of the Year Award from an Orange County nonprofit dedicated to putting Native American children on a path to higher education.

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Banda is president and CEO of the not-for-profit Four Directions Education, which holds its Honoring Traditions benefit gala at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at El Adobe de Capistrano. Open to anyone, the gala will raise money for the nonprofit as well as the Capistrano Unified School District's Native American Education Program.

Upcoming Events

Students who have benefited from the school program will speak, bird singers from the Pala Indian Reservation will perform, and a silent auction will be held. But the main event honors Grant, a respected member of the Sac-n-Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missouria Nations, who will also speak to the OC crowd. When the Indian leader is not counseling, lecturing or appearing at events like this, he is acting, having appeared in projects ranging from Disney's Lone Ranger film to AMC's Breaking Bad.

If you'd like to attend the gala, register online at https://eventbrite.com/event/14590485535/. Questions? Email events@fourdirectionseducation.org or call 949.545.8860.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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