Indigenous helmed shows mark ‘significant moment’ in television history says Cree actor – APTN News

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May 04, 2021

Three decades into his acting career, Michael Greyeyes believes we’ve arrived at a landmark moment for Indigenous people on the screen and behind the scenes.

The actor known for his roles on Fear The Walking Dead and seminal films like Dance Me Outside recently landed a role on Peacock’s Rutherford Falls.

The American sitcom has garnered a lot of attention for being the first comedy to have a Native American management and creative control, a position in the industry known as showrunners.

Half of the writing team behind the first season of ten episodes are also Indigenous.

Greyeyes, who is Nêhiyaw and originally from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, plays Terry Thomas, the C.E.O. of the fictional Minishonka casino.

The show was co-created and is co-produced by Sierra Teller Ornelas, who is Navajo.

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