Drama series featuring Squamish Nation actor breaks representation boundaries

 By Mina Kerr-Lazenby  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Stefany Mathias, North Vancouver born and raised actor and daughter of S?wx?wu7mesh ?xwumixw (Squamish Nation) hereditary Chief Joe Mathias, has been in the film industry for a long time. She has witnessed much change in those decades, but in terms of accurate Indigenous representation on the screen, she says there is still much to be desired. Mathias hopes her latest project, web TV series Jason, will lead the charge for change. The six-part series, available on streaming service APTN lumi, is a quirky rom-com set in Vancouver that puts Indigenous talent in the spotlight. Written by Andrew Genaille (Rehab), it follows 20-something First Nations writer Jason (Hey, Viktor!’s Peter Robinson), as he moves out of his family home on the reservation to attend…

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