Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
This CBC TV show which ran from 1980 to 1986 was about the lives of Canadian Aboriginal peoples in Northern Ontario. Most of the townsfolk live in a reserve on a large northern lake and details stories of the town's main characters- most of these being young teenagers. The opening and closing theme music by Buffy Ste Marie is also very memorable.
This show was the original stepping stone for almost every famous native Canadian actor including: Tom Jackson, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, Tantoo Cardinal, Monique Mojica, Margo Kane and Shirley Cheechoo. Other native produced TV shows like North of 60, The Rez and Moccassin Flats and Rabbit Fall owe gratitude to this show.
For more info on the show and its planned DVD release go to http://spiritbay.yolasite.com
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