True North Calling Docu-Series Celebrates the Arctic

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(Photo of Kylik Kisoun Taylor via CBC Media Centre)

A new six-part docu-series celebrates the legendary call of the wild that draws people to the north and keeps them there.

The new CBC series, True North Calling, highlights the lives, experiences and stories of adventurous people living and thriving in the Arctic. The series, which has an emphasis on indigenous entrepreneurs, includes two individuals from the Northwest Territories (NWT): Kylik Kisoun Taylor of Inuvik and Shawn Buckley of Hay River. Kylik is a tourism operator who also assists with the annual reindeer push from Jimmy Lake to Richards Island; Shawn is a multigenerational fisherman on Great Slave Lake and tourism operator.

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment’s (ITI) NWT Film Commission helped facilitate filming excursions for the series that took place over the past year.  A number of crew members were hired from the NWT industry to assist with the project, providing experience and employment opportunities for the territory’s film industry.

In addition to generating growth and business for the NWT’s film sector, projects such as True North Calling offer an opportunity to promote NWT adventures and stories - and profile our North as a travel destination.

To enhance and promote the territory even further, a set of ads supporting the NWTT Secrets Campaign, will also debut with the launch of the new series.

Be sure to tune in! True North Calling premieres Friday, February 17 at 8:30pm (9 NT) on CBC.