Kekata is the village's Shaman. He is shown to have various mystical abilities. He is an adviser of sorts to Chief Powhatan. Like the other members of his tribe, he is very wary of the white settlers, comparing them to ravenous wolves who consume everything.
Kekata is first seen entertaining the village children when Chief Powhatan and his warriors return home from a war with the Massawomacks. While Kekata explains that the village is overjoyed to see them back, Powhatan notices the absence of his daughter Pocahontas. Kekata reminds Powhatan of Pocahontas's similarity to her mother, for the wind takes her wherever she goes.
When Kocoum is being presented to the tribe, Kekata paints Bear-like paw prints on his chest to represent his courage. When the white settlers arrive, Kekata is charged with telling the tribe about them. Kekata conjures images from his fire that show the settlers. He describes the settler's armor and guns, and compares them to wolves who consume everything. Based on this description, Kocoum offers to lead the warriors and attack, but Powhatan tells Kocoum to take a group to observe, as the settlers are strange to them. Kekata would later try to heal a warrior who was wounded from the excursion, but does not know how to deal with gunshot wounds.
Later on in the movie, Kocoum is shot by a settler named Thomas and John Smith is brought back to the camp for the murder. Kekata watches as Kocoum's body is brought back and listens to Powhatan give the word that Smith will die at dawn. During the song "Savages", Kekata is seen putting warpaint on two warriors, and notes that the Settlers differences mean that they can't be trusted. Kekata is not seen after this point.
Kekata is not seen or mentioned in the sequel.
- Gordon Tootoosis (a Canadian of Cree and Stoney descent) was born on October 25th, 1941. He played Chief Powhatan in the 1999 movie, "Pocahontas: the Legend" (another Pocahontas movie). He died on July 5, 2011 after being hospitalized with pneumonia at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon.