Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show 2017 – Keynote Presenters

Vision Quest 2017 is upon us May 16-18, 2017!  

Two keynote presenters at this year’s event are Kyle Nobess and Adam Beach, who are both from Manitoba. Both are exceptional role models – the youth delegates, as well as mature delegates (including middle-age moms and dads) will be inspired by both these delightful men.

KYLE NOBESS

was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada where he found his passion for acting at an early age. He landed his first major role on APTN’S hit show Cashing in and has gone on to have great success in acting with various projects. Kyle has appeared in numerous cameo roles, including the television series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, Curse of Chuck, Joy Ride 3, just to name a few. He was cast as a lead role in APTN’S new hit television show that has been running for four seasons, Mohawk Girls films in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Kyle has also become a well- known TV personality. He co-hosted the 2014/15 Indspire Awards along side both Tina Keeper and Lorne Cardinal, which was televised live across Canada. He also co-hosted the 2015/16 Aboriginal Day Live show at the forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kyle has continued to diversify himself and has taken his film and creative knowledge to the nu media platform as he and his brother have created a youtube channel which is now partnered with Much Digital studios,

Kyle has always wanted to write his family’s story as a Feature film, and working with Rebecca Gibson on the web series WindCity, Kyle decided to approach her to work with him and mentor him as they co write the screen play . The story focuses on the true story of Ron and Jean Nobess and how they challenged the government and the laws on placing Autistic children in institutions, the result is Vulnerable Persons being produced by Oscar winning production company Eagle Vision

 

ADAM BEACH

was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to live with their grandmother and then with their uncle and aunt in Winnipeg, where Adam joined drama classes and began acting in local theatre productions.

Since then he has appeared in over 60 films and television programs. His performance in the Academy Award-nominated Clint Eastwood-directed Flags of Our Fathers (2006) was phenomenal. He played Ira Hayes, a Pima Native American who was one of the six US Marines to raise the American flag on Iwo Jima and who found the resulting fame hard to handle, subse- quently giving way to alcoholism. This alone would have been an emotional role for Adam to play; however, during filming, both his grandmother and best friend passed away. His role as Hayes is both realistic and heartbreaking, earning him two Best Supporting Actor Award Nominations. He stands out well above the rest of the cast.

Adam has been further nominated for three Awards for his role in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007) including a Golden Globe. He has put in terrific performances in the comedy film Joe Dirt (2001) and the John Woo World War II war epic Windtalkers (2002) in which he co-starred with Nicolas Cage.

He headlined the cast in the Walt Disney production Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (1994), featured in John Singleton’s Four Brothers (2005) and starred with Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig in the science fiction-western smash hit Cowboys & Aliens (2011). He had a starring recurring role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Big Love (2006).

In 2016, he played Christopher Weiss / Slipknot in the supervillain film Suicide Squad (2016).

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