Blackstone makes Gemini splash

It was a big night for Aboriginal television at the Gemini Awards this week in Toronto.

APTN National News
It was a big night for Aboriginal television at the Gemini Awards this week in Toronto.

The APTN series Blackstone won two awards at the gala event.

Michelle Thrush won for best actress in a drama series.

The ecstatic Thrush dedicated her award to the late Gordon Tootoosis who was also her mentor.

Thrush says Blackstone creates a medium of healing for our people.

Blackstone also won for best achievement in main title design. The show, currently in production, is about a chief trying to make a difference in her community.

The show’s second season airs in 2012.

Online Producer / Ottawa

Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.