Mohawk Girls (2014 - 2017)

If Sex and the City somehow transpired in a Mohawk community, it would look a lot like Mohawk Girls.

While Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda focused on their friendship, romantic relationships and careers in a bustling diverse city of Manhattan, the four female leads of Mohawk Girls tackle all of those and more, including Indigenous identity, family expectations, and reserve politics.

Set on the Kahnawake reserve in Quebec, the main characters are Zoe (Brittany LaBorgne), who wants her community to see her as successful lawyer and role model, but instead is mocked for being super uptight; the sweet Caitlin (Heather White) who falls for an unfaithful lacrosse player; and Bailey (Jenny Pudavick) who wants to see what’s offered beyond the reserve, despite pressures to stay. We’re also introduced to Anna (Maika Harper), a free-spirited newcomer to Kahnawake, whose mother is white and father is Mohawk, who desperately wants to belong.

There are fights, pregnancies, breakups, fall-outs, interracial relationships, and more over five seasons directed by Kahnawake filmmaker Tracey Deer. The comedy is broad, and the drama is uniquely Mohawk, in this highly entertaining series.

Review by Kelly Boutsalis

Talent:

Brittany LaBorgne, Heather White, Jenny Pudavick

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Type:

TV

Collections:

Indigenous Stories

Canadian connection

Created by Tracey Deer and Cynthia Knight
Kahnawake, Québec, Canada
Based on Deer's 2005 documentary also entitled Mohawk Girls