We usually call this the “Steven Judd Image of the Week,” but this week’s image is so amazing that we had to switch up the headline a bit to make room for all the star power.
That’s actor Chaske Spencer, of Twilight fame, and model Mariah Watchman, who’s been an inspiration in Indian country since her run on America’s Next Top Model. This photo was taken a week ago at the Oneida Nation School in Oneida, Wisconsin. Spencer and Watchman were in town (nearby Green Bay, specifically) for what was billed as “the largest Native American Get Out The Vote Rally Ever,” an event coordinated by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin in partnership with the Stockbridge Band of Mohican Indians, the National Congress of American Indians, and the National Indian Gaming Association.
Incidentally, this isn’t the only piece of Judd art that became a rallying image for Natives in the election of 2012. A group of Obama supporters have used his modified Obama logo for their T-shirt campaign, “HOKA! Lakotas for Obama” — the photo below comes from facebook.com/HokaLakotasForObamaShirt