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Jimmy Herman


B: October 25, 1940 in Cold Lake Reserve, Alberta
D: September 13, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta

Jimmy Herman was a member of the Dene Nation. He moved to Edmonton in 1980 to study at Grant MacEwan College`s Native Communications Program. A small part in a production titled John Cat, based on a W. P. Kinsella book, sparked his interest in acting. Herman is usually remembered for his portrayal of Stone Calf, a Sioux warrior, in the Academy Award-Winning film Dances with Wolves in 1989, in 2005 he was honoured with a plaque from Edmonton’s Dreamspeakers Film Festival Society on its Aboriginal Walk of Fame.