From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:
Women Behind Canadian TV: Cynthia Knight and Tracey Deer
The importance of telling diverse stories about underrepresented communities is nothing new to the women behind APTNâ€™sÂ Mohawk Girls. Cynthia Knight and Tracey Deer are going into theirÂ fourth seasonÂ on the comedy series that features four twenty-something Mohawk women trying to find their place in the world. Deer, who was named one ofÂ Playback Magazineâ€™s rising stars in Canadian Entertainment in 2008, was born and raised in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal where the show is set, and the documentary filmmaker directs all of the showâ€™s episodes. Knight is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centreâ€™s TV Writersâ€™ Program and serves as principal writer and showrunner. Continue reading.