CBC Television Network

Rez, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1996 to 1997

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired weekly from February 23, 1996 to March 29, 1996; the second series aired from Sept. 24, 1997 to December 17, 1997.

This hour-long drama about aboriginal young people was adapted from the Canadian film called Dance Me Outside. Author W.P. Kinsella wrote the book, Dance Me Outside, and was a consultant on this series with Peter Mitchell. Bruce McDonald, who directed the feature film, acted as Executive Producer of this series, along with Norman Jewison.

Principal Cast:

Ryan Rajendra Black as Silas Crow
Jennifer Podmenski as Sadie Maracle
Darrell Dennis as Frank Fencepost
Kari Matchett as Tanya Beakhert
Tamara Podmenski as Lucy Pegamegaaba
Patricia Collins as Eleanor Nanibush
Monique Mojica as Mad Etta [First series]
Elaine Miles as Mad Etta [second series]
Herbie Barnes as Joseph Crow
Shirley Cheechoo as Simone Crow
Gary Farmer as Chief Tom
Adam Beach as Charlie

Directors: Gary Harvey, John L’Ecuyer, Milan Cheylov and Jane Thompson

For detailed information about episodes in this series, see:
“Outside Looking In”,  by Mary Jane Miller  (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2008)

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2006