Meet Our Emcee: Ray Thunderchild

Ray Thunderchild is an Aboriginal actor from Vancouver who will be the Emcee of the National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake event. Since 1992, Thunderchild has appeared in a wide range of films and television shows, from Northern Exposure (1990-1995), a show about a big city doctor living in a small Alaskan town, to Cree Eye for the White Guy, a show that introduces people to the Cree culture.

Some of his most notable work has been in the Viking action film Pathfinder (2007), the parody horror film Stan Helsing (2009), the autobiographical film Tales of an Urban Indian (2009), and the Gemini Award-winning portrayal of an Aboriginal community in Blackstone (2011-2014).

Thunderchild has also translated the films Elijah and Luna the Killer Whale into Plains Cree language and was one of 12 composers who worked on the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.