Duane Howard on making The Revenant, stereotypes and DiCaprio's indigenous-rights speech

If you’re watching the Oscars this Sunday, look for Duane Howard on the red carpet. The Vancouver-based First Nations actor will be among the cast and crew of The Revenant, which is nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Howard plays the key supporting role of Arikara chief Elk Dog, who is searching for his kidnapped daughter, Powaqa. Here, he recounts his experience — and why he’s surprised by what ended up onscreen.

Film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárittu is up for 12 Oscars

Nuu-Chah-Nulth actor Duane Howard starred in 'The Revenant' with Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hardy. The film is up for 12 Oscars this year. (Duane Howard)