• The Mohawk Girls: Bailey (Jenny Pudavick), Zoe (Brittany LeBorgne), Caitlin (Heather White) and Anna (Maika Harper) (Rezolution Pictures)Source: Rezolution Pictures
Follow the laughs, tears and friendship of four young women as they try to figure out their place in the world and how to be Mohawk in the 21st Century. Meet Bailey, Zoe, Caitlin and Anna, the main characters of NITV's upcoming drama series straight from Canada's First Nations!
By
Karina Marlow

2 Jun 2016 - 12:54 PM  UPDATED 3 Jun 2016 - 8:41 AM

Where do you see yourself in ten years? 

Bailey: I’d love to be a jet-setting travel writer but I guess that’s kind of a pipe dream.

Zoe: Ideally working as Grand Chief of my community to help make a difference.

Caitlin: Living the family life with 4 kids and a loving husband.

Anna: I don’t know. Things are pretty up in the air right now.

 

Your best quality?

Bailey: I’m a dreamer who sees a world of possibilities.

Zoe: I’m focused, hardworking and dependable.

Caitlin: My dedication to my friends and loved ones. Mess with them and you will have to deal with me!

Anna: I’m a free spirit!

 

Your worst quality?
Bailey: I can get really cynical. The expression “the sky’s the limit” doesn’t usually apply to Native people and it gets me so frustrated.

Zoe: Apparently, I can be a little uptight (that’s what my friends say, anyway).

Caitlin: Me? Worst quality? Please.

Anna: Also being a free spirit. It sometimes – okay, often – gets me into trouble!

 

Your ideal vacation?

Bailey: Backpacking through South America. Or Africa. Or… do I have to choose just one?

Zoe: A spa day is a perfect way to unwind. And it’s only a day so you don’t have to worry about all the work that you’re not doing!

Caitlin: My man surprises me with a trip to an all-inclusive resort and we spend a romantic week on a beautiful beach together.

Anna: I would love to go to one of those crazy summer music festivals where you camp for the weekend. They sound soooo fun and I’m sure I would meet a bunch of cool people.

 

Describe your style …
Bailey: Cool comfort.

Zoe: The 3 Cs – Classy, conservative and chic.

Caitlin: Sexy mama! You’re only young once. Flaunt it while you got it.

Anna: Adventurous, colourful and unique. It’s all about having fun and expressing yourself.

  

Pet peeve:
Bailey: Stereotypes about Native people

Zoe: Slackers.

Caitlin: People who bail on their commitments.

Anna: Sad, drab clothes

 

What would you do if you won the lottery?
Bailey: Travel the world!

Zoe: Use the money for something that would benefit my community – maybe a new community centre.

Caitlin: Share it with my friends and my dad and grandma.

Anna: Hop on a plane to NYC every other week to see my mom and friends. I really miss them and the fast-paced life of the city.

  

What do you look for in a friend?
Bailey: Someone who sticks around for the good and the bad and who puts up with my sarcasm!

Zoe: Respect, kindness, and discretion – I can’t have them spilling my secrets!

Caitlin: Someone who is loyal and supportive of my choices even if they disagree with them.

Anna: The best friends are those who never judge.

  

Your perfect night out involves …
Bailey: Heading to Montreal and discovering some cool festival or restaurant or event.

Zoe: Actually it would be a night in: a nice dinner with my friends and with some good wine and music.

Caitlin: Dancing with my friends and my man!

Anna: Checking out a cool resto, bar, art show, etc. so long as it’s spontaneous.

  

What is a Mohawk Girl?
Bailey: A Mohawk Girl is someone who’s strong and brave and doesn’t get pushed around. She’s proud of her culture and isn’t afraid to be herself.

Zoe: A Mohawk Girl is a role model for our youth and presents a positive image of Mohawks to the outside world.

Caitlin: A Mohawk Girl is a kick-ass, sexy, strong woman who rebuilds the Mohawk Nation so that our culture can survive and flourish.

Anna: I’m still trying to figure that out. Some of them are a little scary. But many of them are warm, generous, and proud of their ancestry. I think being a Mohawk Girl is all about balancing your individuality with your culture; that’s what I’m trying to do.

The drama series Mohawk Girls premiers on NITV at 8.00pm on Friday 3 June. For more check out the Mohawk Girls website.