Is Mohawk Girls the Indigenous Sex & the City?


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 17th, 2014 Blog


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I have a feeling that a lot of people are going to relate with some of the dating dilemmas in this new television series out of Canada. Mohawk Girls follows four dynamic 20-somethings as they try to figure out what it means to be a modern-day Mohawk woman. Like all young women looking to make their mark in the world, they face the challenge of balancing family tradition and acceptance in their community with the intoxicating freedom of new experiences – only with an added level of difficulty: finding love and happiness in a small town where everybody has dated everybody.

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The series takes place in Montreal and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. Bailey (Jenny Pudavick) wants to be the “perfect” Mohawk, but she’s ready to see what life beyond the “rez” feels like. Caitlin (Heather White) craves love from all the wrong men, including her absent dad and bad-boy boyfriend. Type-A Zoe (Brittany LeBorgne) is driven by the need to succeed while serving her community, but she’s got a secret, kinky, side to her. Anna (Maika Harper), the newcomer to the “rez”, has a Mohawk father and a white mother and is having a hard time figuring out the rules in Kahnawake.

Unfortunately for the U.S. folks, the show will only be airing on Canadian channels OMNI and APTN. However there are plans for the episodes to be available for streaming online. Maybe we can make some noise and someone will pick it up for U.S. distribution? I really hope so because I was able to get a sneak peek at the first episode and was laughing the whole time.

Mohawk Girls premieres Sunday, November 23rd at 9 p.m. on OMNI 1 and Tuesday, November 25th at 9 p.m. on APTN. For more information on the creators of the show or behind the scenes looks, please visit http://mohawkgirls.com/. You can also follow along with them on social media at Facebook.com/MohawkGirls and Twitter: @mohawkgirls.



About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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