BLACKSTONE creator's new crime drama TRIBAL debuts Feb 20 on APTN

Marika Sila, Brian Markinson, Jessica Matten, Jaren Brandt Bartlett

TRIBAL examines First Nation crime stories based on real-world cases, including mistaken identity, pipeline controversy, healing lodge justice, social services, tobacco and missing Indigenous Peoples.


TRIBAL follows an Indigenous Tribal Police Force as they navigate a controversial new Chief amid allegations of corruption and takeover from the federal government.

The award-winning cast includes Jessica Matten, Brian Markinson, Michelle Thrush, Justin Rain, Garry Chalk, Adam MacDonald and Julian Black Antelope.

Filming locations included Calgary and the Tsuut’ina Nation.

Show creator Ron E Scott, says TRIBAL is more procedural but no less dramatic. 

“It’s not in the same kind of vein as Blackstone, it’s a little more accessible, less confrontational, less aggressive in its narrative. That was how we shaped the show. At the same time, it does have a social relevance and definitely a commentary that is definitely interesting in our day and age.”

Windspeaker Radio spoke with the Metis writer, creator, director and executive producer about Tribal‘s beginning and where it goes in Season 1. 



Julian Black Antelope who plays “Daniel Crowchild" on TRIBAL


Michelle Thrush and Justin Rain

Producer/Director Ron E Scott with Jessica Matten

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