Breaking Bread with actor Nathaniel Arcand on Wild Food: Quest OutWest

Nathaniel Arcand is one of Canada’s most successful aboriginal actors, but did you know he’s also a great baker?
Nathaniel is a Plains Cree from the Alexander First Nation Reserve, and raised mainly in Edmonton, Alberta. He learned to make bread from his grandmother, and shares his skills on APTN’s aboriginal cooking show Wild Food: Quest OutWest with host Tracey Kim Bonneau.
In this video, Tracey recounts shooting the episode with Nathaniel.
Nathaniel’s career began 20 years ago when he was approached by the Darryl Mork Talent Agency. After starring in a few smaller roles for local independent filmmakers, Nathaniel’s big break came when he auditioned for the role of William MacNeil in the hit CBC TV series North of 60.

This role landed him guest appearances in other such popular television shows as Due South, Incredible Story Studio, Caitlin’s Way, Shoebox Zoo and Smallville. Nathaniel found himself co-starring with the likes of Luke Perry and Malcolm Jamal-Warner (Jeremiah), as well as with veteran actor Nicholas Campbell (DaVinci’s City Hall, DaVinci’s Inquest). He even had the chance to work with his son Griffin Powell-Arcand in Hallmark Entertainment’s 2-part TV mini-series, Dreamkeeper. One of his most memorable roles was the role of Tonto in the television movie The Lone Ranger.

Nathaniel’s string of successes continues with his starring roles in the CBC series Heartland, the APTN hit series Blackstone, and in his recent film Two Indians Talking which won the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival award for Most Popular Canadian Film.


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