Alberta Politics

‘North of 60’ actor Dakota House running for Alberta Party in Peace River

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He is best known for his role as Tee Vee Tenia on the CBC series North of 60, but Dakota House is hoping to make a name for himself in Alberta politics. The Manning-born actor announced in a video posted on his Facebook page this week that he is the nominated Alberta Party candidate in the sprawling northwest Alberta district of Peace River.

House started acting when he was 18 years old and, for his role in North of 60, he received nominations for a Gemini Award, AMPIA Award, a YTV Award, and a Best Actor award from the 1998 Dreamspeakers Aboriginal Film Festival. He won the 2003 AMPIA Award for Best Actor and was nominated again in 2004 for North of 60 – Distant Drumming.

More recently, House has become a facilitator and motivational speaker, running Going Miles, which a CBC report from 2017 described as “an interactive workshop dedicated to empowering youth by raising self-esteem and self-confidence, and helping them find their own voices through the arts, dance and comedy.”

House is not the first North of 60 actor to jump into politics. From 2006 to 2008, Tina Keeper was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the northern Manitoba district of Churchill.

Peace River is currently represented by New Democratic Party MLA Debbie Jabbour, who was elected in 2015 with 39 percent of the vote. Jabbour serves as Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and has not yet announced whether she plans to run for re-election when the election is called this spring. Former Ottawa political staffer Daniel Williams is the nominated United Conservative Party candidate.

One reply on “‘North of 60’ actor Dakota House running for Alberta Party in Peace River”

Good luck Dakota. Every election we are bombarded with promises that seem to wither and die after one is elected. I am hopeful that your convictions will hold up to the pressures of your political peers. From humble beginnings we field real people into public office,and they tend to achieve the best results for alberta’s. Albertans can be very forgiving of our politicians if there mistakes are made honestly. My advice, for what it is worth, stay a human being first and foremost. We dont need another politician who just says what we want to hear, mistakes mean your at least trying to achieve something! Go get em sir.

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