Spirit Bay (Series) (1986)

Spirit Bay, a light dramatic series set on a fictitious Indian Reserve on Lake Nipigon, played to a wide audience on the CBC and around the world. It introduced the world to Graham Greene, Gary Farmer and Tantoo Cardinal.

Cast:
Tantoo Cardinal....Annie
Shirley Cheechoo
George Clutesi....Old Bernard
Ron Cook....Baba Shigobo
Blake Debassige
Cynthia Debassige....Tafia
Diane Debassige....Mavis
Gary Farmer....Chimo
Graham Greene....Chief
Liza Haldane....Lenore Green
Lance Migwans....Hack
Trevor Smith....Rabbit
Eugene Thompson....Minnow Shigabo
Tom Jackson .... Will
Monique Mojica .... Gloria
Gladys Taylor .... Teawash
Margo Kane .... School teacher
Graham Greene .... Pete "Baba"
Gary Farmer .... Cheemo


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

External Links:
Spirit Bay Fan Site

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This show was truly the first aborignal Canadian tv series. Shot in the 1980s it focuses on life on a northern reserve through children's eyes. It paved the way for many noted first nations Canadian actors. Here is the new Fan Site of the series http://SpiritBay.yolasite.com

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