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Critically-acclaimed North of 60 returns to the airwaves on APTN

From a media release:

Several generations grew up watching the popular series North of 60, before it left the TV screen a little over a decade ago. Today, fans are still enthralled with the drama.

“APTN regularly receives phone calls, letters and social media posts from fans asking us to bring back North of 60,” said Jean La Rose, APTN CEO. “When the show originally aired in 1992 it became the most popular series in Canadian history, drawing almost a million viewers per week. It’s apparent that fans miss the show and would love to see it back on the air. APTN has been listening and is thrilled to bring the show back to Canadian television!”

The entire series—six seasons, all 90 episodes—will air in consecutive order starting Monday, February 19. Daily episodes Monday through Friday, airing on APTN e and APTN hd at 5:00 p.m. ET, and on APTN w at 5:00 p.m. MT and APTN n at 1:00 p.m. CT. Fans who prefer a weekly rendezvous can also tune-in on Sundays, starting February 25, on APTN e and APTN hd at 7:00 p.m. ET, APTN w at 7:00 p.m. MT and APTN n at 7:00 p.m. CT.

North of 60 was one of the first shows that represented Indigenous Peoples in a real way. Day-to-day life was highlighted along with issues that mattered most including cultural preservation. It was the first time an Indigenous person was cast as the lead in a Canadian television drama, and the show launched many careers.

The super fans of North of the 60 do not falter, even after all these years. An online petition garnered more than 1,500 signatures and a Facebook page with 4,000 subscribers, including actors from the show, to bring the show back to the screen.

North of 60 was created and produced by Barbara Samuels and Wayne Grigsby, starring Tina Keeper, Tom Jackson, Tracey Cook, Gordon Tootoosis and Gerry Bean (John Oliver).

 

 

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Link: ‘North of 60’ actress Tina Louise Bomberry has died

From Nahnda Garlow of Two Row Times:

Link: ‘North of 60’ actress Tina Louise Bomberry has died
Tina Louise Bomberry, Mohawk Bear Clan of Six Nations, passed this weekend. No details are currently available on the circumstances surrounding her death.

Bomberry played the beloved character Rosie Deela in the series for it’s entire six season run and in it’s three made for TV movies. North of 60 aired on CBC from 1992-1997. Continue reading.

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Link: Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Gil Cardinal dead at 65

From CBC News:

Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Gil Cardinal dead at 65
Cardinal directed several dramas for the CBC, including the miniseries Big Bear in 1998, which garnered a Gemini nomination, and Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis in 2006.

Cardinal also directed numerous episodes of the award-winning CBC television series North of 60, where he worked with Cree writer Jordan Wheeler. Continue reading.

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