From a media release:
Blackstone Season 3 Premieres September 25
Prairie Dog Film + Television is pleased to announce the long-awaited third season of Blackstone premieres September 25, 2013 on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN).
Season 3 continues the raw, uncompromising look at the fictional community of Blackstone First Nation. The line that separates those that can still be saved and those that are so far gone becomes dangerously blurred. One by one, conflict and struggle touches the lives and relationships of all the central characters as Blackstone tackles universal themes of domestic violence, criminal justice, child and family welfare, the devastating consequences of addiction, and the long process of healing and reconciliation that comes from the human desire to love, persevere and find hope.
Returning to the show are Carmen Moore, Eric Schweig, Michelle Thrush, Nathaniel Arcand, Steven Cree Molison, Andrea Menard, Justin Rain, Ashley Callingbull, Trevor Duplessis, Ray G. Thunderchild, Bernard Starlight, Julian Black Antelope, Tantoo Cardinal and Garry Chalk. New faces include John Cassini (Arrow, Intelligence), Tinsel Korey (Sanctuary, The Twilight Saga), Cheri Maracle (Moccasin Flats, Blackfly), Jaren Brandt Bartlett (Living With the Dead, The Twilight Zone), Wayne Charles Baker (Pathfinder, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), and Dakota House (North of 60, One Dead Indian).
Blackstone is produced by Prairie Dog Film + Television, with Ron E. Scott as Executive Producer, Writer and Director, Jesse Szymanski as Producer, and Damon Vignale as Writer / Producer.
To date, Blackstone has won 20 awards and received 49 nominations. Blackstone is also produced in association with APTN, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund, with the participation of Rogers Cable Network Fund and Rogers Telefund, and with the assistance of the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. Blackstone is distributed by PPI Releasing, and can currently be seen on MÃ£ori Television in New Zealand, and NITV / SBS in Australia.