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Native America Calling: Echo series brings new Native superhero to living rooms
Friday, January 12, 2024

Echo series brings new Native superhero to living rooms
Marvel-villain-turned-superhero Echo is now streaming on Disney+, giving audiences their first series featuring a Native American comic character, who also happens be deaf with a partially prosthetic leg.

Echo is a choice lead opportunity for Menominee and Mohican actress Alaqua Cox. It’s directed by Sydney Freeland (Navajo) and boasts a large Native supporting cast including Chaske Spencer, Devery Jacobs, Graham Greene and Tantoo Cardinal.

Join Native America Calling to talk with the cast, crew, cultural consultants, and comic book fans about bringing this comic book story to life while also striving for accurate Indigenous representation.

Marvel Entertainment: Echo Trailer
Guests on Native America Calling
Teresa Billy (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), assistant director of the Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna, the Choctaw Nation School of Language and consultant on Echo

Dr. Scott Ketchum (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma), Chickasaw Nation Endowed Chair in Native American Studies for East Central University

Dr. Lee Francis IV aka Dr. IndigiNerd (Laguna Pueblo), CEO of A Tribe Called Geek

Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez in Marvel Studios’ Echo, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2023. All Rights Reserved.

Plus, pre-recorded conversations with:

Alaqua Cox (Menominee Nation), plays Maya Lopez, character first debuted in Hawkeye series

Sydney Freeland (Navajo), Echo executive producer and director

Devery Jacobs (Mohawk), plays Bonnie in Echo and Elora on Reservation Dogs

Chaske Spencer (Lakota, Nez Perce, Cherokee, Muscogee), plays Henry in Echo and Jace Montero in Jessica Jones

Richie Palmer, Echo executive producer

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