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Rachelle Whitewind reclaims her culture through acting

Ojibway/ Cree actor Rachelle Whitewind didn't see indigenous role models on TV while growing up. She also didn't see them in her own home. Rachelle was adopted out as an infant into a non-Indigenous family. But now Rachelle is a star in her own right.

Ojibway/ Cree actor launched new TV show called Big Dream

(Thoshography)

When Rachelle Whitewind was growing up, she didn't see indigenous role models on TV. 

She also didn't see them in her own home. Rachelle was adopted out as an infant into a non-indigenous family. 

But now Rachelle is a star in her own right. She has a recurring role in the TV series Mohawk Girls. She is also the host and creator of a new show premiering on APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) called Dream Big.

The show pairs indigenous youth with a mentor to explore their dream careers.

Unreserved talks to Rachelle about how her interest in the arts led her back to her culture. 

Click the listen button above to hear Rachelle's story.

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