Nathan Phillips’ Biography and Worth

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Nathan Phillips is an American activist and a native of Omaha who was born on 22 February, 1954 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. He is also known as Sky Man, he is known for his role in the January 2019 Lincoln Memorial confrontation in Washington, D.C.

Nathan Phillips’ Body Description

There is no specific information about Phillips’ body measurement

Early life and Career

Philips was born in LincolnNebraska, at age of five, he was separated from his mother, and raised in a white foster family. He attended to Lincoln Southeast High School. After which He moved to Washington, D.C.

On May 20, 1972, Phillips joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves . During his time in the military, he was trained as an anti-tank missileman and then served on active duty as a refrigerator technician in Nebraska and California; he was shown as absent without leave three times. He was not deployed to Vietnam or anywhere overseas. On May 5, 1976, Phillips was discharged as an E-1 private following disciplinary issues.

His professional acting career began in 1999, with a role on the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. His television career was later followed by roles in Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air and The Saddle Club.

Relationship

He is married to Shoshana Beth Phillips. Apart from his wife, there is no additional information about his family.

Nathan Phillips Net Worth

Nathan Phillips’ net worth grown significantly since 2018 till date. At the age of 66 years old, Nathan Phillips worth is about 2-5 million dollars and his income source is mostly from being a successful Activist. Nathan Phillips’ worth is estimated from his money, salary, income, and assets.

Social Network

Nathan Philips is an active social media user, the following are the social media you will find this activist: Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, facebook, Imdb e.t.c

Timeline

On January 18, 2019, snippets of videos recorded at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., appeared to show Phillips being harassed by a group of fifty to sixty high school boys who had attended the coinciding annual March for Life; they were widely shared through social media. Print media described Philips as surrounded and faced with “relentless smirk”. Philips had walked towards and into a group of adolescent boys from Covington Catholic High School (CovCath), who had travelled from Kentucky on a school trip to attend the anti-abortion March for Life. He began to chant the AIM Song, a traditional Native American inter-tribal powwow song. Videos showed a student, later identified as a junior at Covington Catholic High School and Phillips facing each other inches apart while Phillips chanted and beat his drum and some of the students in the background allegedly did “Tomahawk chops” and danced. Several students wore red “Make America Great Again” caps.

Shortly after the video went viral, Covington Catholic High School’s communications director released a statement regretting that the incident took place. On January 19, 2019, multiple students who were present at the incident stated that coverage of the incident had been skewed. The involved student released a statement saying that the students were confronted by four members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, that Philips tried to provoke the students, and denying that they had chanted “build the wall” or used any racist language or gestures. Interviewed after the event, Phillips said, “While I was there singing, I heard them saying ‘Build that wall! Build that wall!’, you know… this is indigenous land! …We’re not supposed to have walls here, we never did—for millennium. Before anybody else came here we never had walls. We never had a prison. We always took care of our elders, we took care of our children,” and “There was that moment when I realized I’ve put myself between beast and prey, these young men were beastly and these old black individuals was their prey.” In the days after the confrontation, Journalists reviewed hours of tapes from multiple points of view and, in their opinion, showed that videos of the event either “[contradicted] or [failed] to confirm accounts provided in that story—including that Native American activist Nathan Phillips was prevented by one student from moving on, that his group had been taunted by the students in the lead-up to the encounter, [that] the students were trying to instigate a conflict,” and the video evidence was consistent with the students’ version of events. Video footage also showed members of the Black Hebrew Israelites shouting targeted racial insults and slurs at a group of Native Americans and later at the Covington High School students. Asked why he had approached the group of students, Phillips said that he was trying to defuse a confrontation between the group of students and a small group of Black Hebrew Israelites who were shouting insults and profanities at the students. Subsequent interviews with Phillips and his associates stated they interpreted the students’ school cheers as racist toward their nearby Indigenous Peoples March.

In 2012, Phillips and his son appeared in the music video for “Make It Bun Dem”, a song by Skrillex and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. In a February 20, 2017, interview that took place during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests (DAPL), Phillips explained he had answered the casting call because he wanted to help his children cope with his wife’s cancer.

The Guardian called him “a well-known Native American activist who was among those leading the Standing Rock protests in 2016 and 2017 against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota”. Phillips was among the last of the protesters when law enforcement evicted the camps and effectively ended the protests, which for his part were “a prayer (…) a commitment to stand for our youth, for our children, for nature and for myself, standing for my nation.”

In 2015 Phillips alleged a group of students from Eastern Michigan University harassed him. A January 2019 article in The Washington Post described Phillips as a “a veteran in the indigenous rights movement”.

Phillips is the subject of the award-winning 2013 documentary film Between Earth and Sky in which he and his wife, Shoshana, travel back to his Omaha reservation after his wife was diagnosed with bone-marrow cancer. She died of the disease in 2014.

Phillips entered the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves on May 20, 1972. During his time in the military, he was trained as an anti-tank missileman and then served as a refrigerator technician in Nebraska and California. He was not deployed to Vietnam. On May 5, 1976, Phillips was discharged as a private following disciplinary issues. In accordance with the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Phillips is classified as a Vietnam-era veteran.

In 2002, he made his feature film debut with a role in Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao (also starring Kevin Smith, Shedrack Anderson III and Nina Liu). His next role, the lead in Australian Rules, earned him a nomination for the Film Critics Circle of Australia’s Best Actor award, alongside David Gulpilil, Guy Pearce and Vince Colosimo.

Phillips has since enjoyed a thriving film career, starring in movies such as Take Away (with Rose Byrne), Chernobyl Diaries, One Perfect Day (with Abbie Cornish) and Under the Radar. In 2005, hit horror film Wolf Creek introduced him to an international audience, helping to launch his career in the United States with roles in Snakes on a Plane,s Redline and Surfer, Dude.

Phillips portrayed Tom Wills, Australia’s first significant cricketer and father of Australian rules football, in a docudrama about the tragic sportsman’s life. It was first screened publicly in 2014 and had its television debut in 2016.In 2020 Phillips appeared in the Nine Networks Halifax Retribution.

 

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