New Series “Mohawk Girls” Gets Go-Ahead

Groundbreaking new show will be produced by Montreal company.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

A new six-part series called "Mohawk Girls" got the green light and will be produced by the Montreal-based company Rezolution Pictures.

The drama/comedy follows four Mohawk women as they find their way through life and love. Directed by Tracey Deer, who is also a writer with Cynthia Knight, the 30-minute episodes will begin filming in the spring of next year in the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. In addition to being aired in English on APTN and OMNI Television networks, it will also be broadcast in Mohawk on APTN and in Mandarin on OMNI Television.

“OMNI Television is proud to profile diverse communities across Canada through its originally produced programming,” said Madeline Ziniak, National Vice-President at OMNI Television, in a press release. “'Mohawk Girls' examines aboriginal contemporary life and values by exploring and sharing its realities in a very clever and entertaining way.”

“APTN is proud to partner in this exciting project that provides the opportunity for fresh, new voices that are true to our mission of sharing the stories of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada” said Jean LaRose, CEO of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. “'Mohawk Girls' is a fitting example of a youthful perspective and fresh insight into what it means to be a young Aboriginal woman living in the 21st century.”

The new series stars breakout stars Kaniehtiio Horn, Heather White, Maika Harper, and Rachel White, and Brittany LeBorgne. Check out the trailer of "Mohawk Girls" here.