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Principal Cast

Voice of Eagle

Born in Bella Bella, Ian Reid is a Heltsuk dancer and carver. Ian learned these skills from members of his community. Over a six-month period he worked with Kwa Kwa Kawaku artist, Simon Dick, to learn to make traditional regalia and also learned the traditional stories and protocols, which govern the regalia's use. Regalia is an important way of sharing and learning traditional culture, and Ian will produce pieces which can be passed down through his family. He is a VADA award winner for the year 2001.

With over a decade in senior communications positions with the BC government and elected officials, Ian also has a strong background in strategic planning, writing and advertising. Ian is West Coast's Director of Communications and Development.

Voice of Raven

Evan Tlesla Adams is a Coast Salish writer/actor and physician from the Sliammon Band near Powell River, BC, Canada. His television credits include the Emmy-winning TV Movie Lost in the Barrens and its nominated sequel Curse of the Viking Grave. Besides numerous episodics like The Beachcombers and Black Stallion, he also appears in the feature film Toby McTeague and the Fox-TV movie Lakota Moon.

Evan has scripted a half-hour for the CBC anthology series Four Directions called, My Father’s So and has recently completed two other screenplays: Stonefaces for Wild Bunch Productions of Vancouver, and Seagull, co-written with Anne Cameron. His new, one-man show, Son of Raven, has received staged readings at the Museum of Anthropology, UBC and at the XV Commonwealth Games in Victoria.

More recently, Evan starred as Thomas Builds-The-Fire in Smoke Signals. He also won Best Actor awards from the American Indian Film Festival, and from First Americans in the Arts, and a 1999 Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.

Evan is the past host of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network’s #1 rated show Buffalo Tracks, was a regular on the CBC’s night time TV series These Arms of Mine and can soon be seen in the new American feature film, The Business of Fancydancing.

Voice of Frog

Carmen Moore, Wet’suwet’en on her father’s side and Scots/Irish on her mother’s side, was born on Christmas Eve 1972, and grew up on Canada’s magnificent west coast.

Carmen’s television credits include appearances on The Commish, North of 60, Stargate, Police Academy: the Series, Da Vinci’s Inquest, The Net, First Wave, Seven Days, John Doe, The Chris Isaak Show, Skid Road and UC: Undercover.

She played the part of Rita George in CBC’s series, Nothing too Good for a Cowboy, Sherry Goodstriker in CBC’s Tom Stone, Deputy Molly on CBS’s Wolf Lake and as the sexy bartender Simone on Godiva's. Carmen also played recurring roles in Andromeda, Flash Gordon, and Eureka.

Feature film credits include the role of Dawn Star in Spooky House (opposite Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley), and Rebecca in Carl Bessai's Unnatural and Accidental.