Adam Beach

by ethnic on January 7, 2012

Place of Birth: Ashern, Manitoba, Canada

Date of Birth: November 11, 1972

Ethnicity: Ojibway (Saulteaux)

Adam Beach is a Canadian First Nations actor of Ojibway (Saulteaux) heritage. He is the son of Sally and Dennis Beach.

Adam’s paternal grandparents were Christopher Beach (the son of Anne) and Anne Jean Loyer (the daughter of Isidore/Isadore Loyer and Margaret Laurent). Isidore was the son of Jean/John Loyer and Josephte Chartrand.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was said to be the son of a white father, with English and Icelandic ancestry, and of an Ojibway First Nations mother. It is not clear if this is accurate.

Source: Information about Adam’s father’s family – http://www.redriverancestry.ca

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bablah August 11, 2016 at 8:58 am

Since Ojibwe and Chippewa are the same thing, maybe you could create a single tag for them.
Oh, and Saulteaux are a part of the Ojibwe group, so Adam is basically just Saulteaux.

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 4:45 am

For me, he looks like a typical Hispanic mixed with Mestizo.

He doesn’t have a very pronounced epicanthal fold, thus making him attractive for a “Mongoloid” man. He also has double eyelids and strong brows, unlike many other people of”Mongoloid” descent.

fukyou April 19, 2015 at 10:50 am

“Mongoloid”?

“For a”?

Yes, I’m sure you’re quite the beauty queen yourself.

Racial Realist May 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

What? He’s Native American you retard, not mongolian. Native Americans as a whole have strong brows, and never have single eyelids and rarely epicanthic folds. Do yourself a favor and learn about ethnic morphology before trying to sound like you know what you’re talking about:
Native American phenotype:
Heavy Brow
Sloping forehead
Hooded eyes
High strong cheekbones and large robust jaw
Convex nose, sometimes hooked

midori29 December 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

@white then I am part Chinese cause my grandmom was 25 percent Native American.

White18 September 25, 2014 at 2:25 am

@Cossette271, you should do some research too. I’ve always noticed Native Americans look Chinese. It’s been proven that Native American DNA is the same as Chinese DNA. People that have claimed to have Native American in them and have gotten a DNA test done, the DNA cannot be distinguished. Usually they say, “possible Native American and/or Chinese decent.” Just look up something like Native Americans descended from Chinese and you will get results. DNA is a crazy thing.

Racial Realist May 26, 2017 at 4:33 pm

China has little to do with the Americas in any way. Inuit are fairly closely related to Native Siberians, that’s about the closest connection. DNA testing sites can easily distinguish Native American, Inuit, and all different Asian groups, you must have had some ghetto testing if they couldn’t tell a group that’s been apart for over 20,000 years.

fuzzybear44 May 26, 2017 at 10:51 pm

What is ghetto testing?

Check7t August 14, 2014 at 8:51 pm
Gurrl August 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm

“looks mestizo” lol he is the most native looking guy ever. If he doesn’t look native to you no one does. I think it’s the mestizos who look more indigenous than anything.

Check7t August 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Looks like a mestizo, definitely not 100% Native.

Cossette271 August 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm

A lot of native Americans looked just like him before the Americas were being colonized. He can definitely be pure Native American, ask yourself “what is a native American?”
Do some more research before you start judging others by looks. Many native Americans had red/blond hair and light eyes.

ashash August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

He looks Native American to me, but perhaps my eyes are deceiving me.

follers August 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

They are. He looks extremely Native Canadian and no Native American would ever accept him as one of their own. He would probably be exiled to the wilderness, where he would live out the rest of his days in peace.

ashash August 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Isn’t Canada in the Americas?

follers August 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I tend to think of it as more Peloponnesian, maybe even Polynesian.

Gurrl August 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Native Americans and Native Canadians are brothers. Aside from tribes who didn’t get along natives practiced intermarriage between tribes to keep their bloodline from being too isolated.

AnonymousPerson December 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

He looks kind of Filipino.

Cossette271 August 15, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Many natives do.. Doesn’t mean that they are.

Alice September 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Native Americans look different to me than Filipinos. Native Americans are usually taller for starters and if people are good at discerning features they don’t look the same.

AW September 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I agree. I’ve never seen or met a Filipino that looks like Adam Beach…Native Canadians and Native Americans usually have fine features while Filipinos generally have round features. Filipinos are generally on the short side while Natives usually aren’t.

Eddie December 16, 2013 at 9:15 pm

“Whitey”? Oh that’s not racist.

Cossette271 August 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

How could it be? You know that it is impossible for people to be racist against us white people. Lol

MGarcia April 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

He is part Native and Part Caucasian because the Natives mixed with the Caucasian when they came to trade and settle. However, when you were accepted and absorbed into a tribe, you were accepted Period. White people created the blood quantum laws not the Natives. This was designed strictly to deny the right of many to claim “Indian” ancestry so they wouldn’t have to give up too many “benefits”. Now, days, tribes are trying the same old dirty shyt for the same dirty reason (greed) with the black siminoles and others for not being pure blooded but truth be told none of us have been pure blooded since “Whitey” came on the scene. I always thought my maternal grandfather as pure blooded. Come to find out he’s half Irish.

leslie2 October 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

lmfao whatever.

No such thing as being part Native. He doesn’t identify as being white atall and nothing has proven that he is half white or even has white ancestry. Not all Native’s intermixed just like not all white mixed with the Natives.

Any Native who complains about blood quantum usually are thoughs fake-wannabes, or have too low blood quantum to qualify. It’s helping to protect our culture now because so many people who have zero- to no blood quantum, are claiming Native ancestry. It may have been that way in the start to help deny Native rights for sure in the past, but this law has totally been a godsend in recent cases where people try to get fake benefits or etc from the government.

If we had no blood quantum, no blood ancestry proof, everyone and their dog, who has a fake claim or family myth, etc, would be lining up for status and benefits just because they can, and would override any true Native Americans/recent mixed ones, who actually qualify, and then they could let anyone who has 0% or 1% in.

Seriously. Come on. Are we seriously going to defend such low standards or try to change them to let everyone in? Get real. That is why you have some tribes were everyone on it looks and is 100% white. Theses are not Natives.

So in your mind i should be able to claim 1/1000th black just because of the one drop rule? Why is this acceptable for Native ancestry? you will never be Native with such low percentage, and I will never be black with 1/1000th ancestry.

So please stop this crap about blood quantum being useless and unnecessary for our status and for identifying as Native.

That is what causes everyone who has just a little or no blood quantum to claim Native.

Just stop that nonsense. It does nothing to help us if we let anyone in. We need to protect our heritage.

leslie2 October 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm

He is seen as Native, gets Native roles in TV shows, and is Native in Native and White eyes. Guess what he is? NATIVE.

ashash October 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Dude, he is just Native. He isn’t part white.

ihatemostpeople February 26, 2014 at 5:44 am

WTF??? Um no, you’re mistaken. He’s not mixed. He’s 100% Native American.

Cossette271 August 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Stop it. Just, stop it.

Sporty-chick October 30, 2012 at 1:35 am

Sorry….don’t usually bother with leaving messages on these things, but I wanted to say that he’s CANADIAN….which there means he is FIRST NATIONS. “Native American” means he’s from the States. It clearly states in his info by his picture that he is Canadian, and the proper term is First Nations.

me March 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I heard someone saying he is only 60% Native American,it’s funny, he looks to be more than 80% Amerindian to me.

Alice March 2, 2012 at 8:39 pm

If someone had a full Native American/Canadian parent and a European descent parent they would look very Native American. So a person could look very indigenous American with 50% Native descent. At least with Adam he displays the phenotype of NAs unlike the many celebrities with minimal to no NA ancestry like Megan Fox. Don’t you agree me?

carly j January 17, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Canada is in North America! he belongs to a tribe of NATIVE AMERICAN people. it does not say that he is half Canadian. it says that his tribe is from Canada so i’m so sure that he is part white. not to be difficult but i am just trying to clarify.

Amanda January 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I thought he was Native American, but he is Native Canadian Saulteaux which is pretty close…

jttaino January 11, 2013 at 7:07 pm

oook “America” is a continent NOT A COUNTRY the U.S. is the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PEOPLE NEED TO LEARN GEOGRAPHY (SCARY):(

ihatemostpeople February 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

LMFAO this comment is so stupid and ignorant. This is why kids need to stay in school.

ihatemostpeople February 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

P.S. I was talking about Amanda’s comment, not jttaino’s.

COMMONSENSE January 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

wow … an actor who is actually half native American and looks it. I am shocked

COMMONSENSE January 9, 2012 at 4:27 pm

oh. Sorry. Just realized he is half Native Canadian, not Native Anerican. Pardon my ignorance

Miguel Perez January 10, 2012 at 9:00 am

Point taken.

The media likes the look of people of color that are part white or less “ethnic”.

It would seem that psychologically that a ethnic person that is part white is less threatening on some level.

anen January 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I bet you’re American. Most, if not all Native Americans in the U.S. are Not 100% full blooded. So when someone says they are “half native american” (example: Colton Haynes) in actuality they are far less, like 1/4 or 1/8 therefore that offspring looking less native or not native looking at all.

guurl July 24, 2013 at 4:31 am

Nonsense. He is a full-blooded native(Saulteaux) He was born on a reservation, and is tribally enrolled. You are measured by your blood quantum in Canada to be able to get status. If he had a white parent it would be known. He never mentioned being anything other than native. His family maternally and paternally consists of other natives. The only European he probably has is indirect. His mother and father were both native, and so are his grandparents. He is the closet thing to a authentic Native North American you can get.

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