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Nathaniel Arcand

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Occupation  Actor
Name  Nathaniel Arcand

Role  Actor
Spouse  Shar Arcand
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Full Name  Nathaniel Arcand
Born  November 13, 1971 (age 51) (1971-11-13) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Children  Griffen Arcand, Trisha Arcand, Jaden Arcand
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series
Movies and TV shows  Heartland, Ginger Snaps Ba, Pathfinder, Dreamkeeper, North of 60
Similar People  Kerry James, Shaun Johnston, Jessica Steen, Jessica Amlee, Gabriel Hogan

Nathaniel arcand native actor

Nathaniel Arcand (born November 13, 1971) is a Native Canadian actor. He was raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He is Nēhilawē (Plains Cree), from the Alexander First Nation Reserve. Essential supports throughout his life are Nathaniel's mother and his great grandparents. Nathaniel has one daughter, Trisha, and two sons, Jaden and Griffen.


Smiling Nathaniel Arcand in a white background

Nathaniel is well known for his first major role in the Canadian drama series North of 60, in which he played, for three seasons, William MacNeil, smart-mouthed and cocky, a troubled, misunderstood teen. In 1997, he was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series" for the North of 60 episode "Traces and Tracks."

Nathaniel Arcand in a native American clothing

One of Arcand's most recent roles is that of Scott Cardinal on the CBC series Heartland. Also in television, Nathaniel portrays Victor Merasty on Blackstone, "an unmuted exploration of First Nations’ power and politics" set in a small Plains Cree community. In one of his latest film roles, Arcand portrays Nathan in the comedic drama Two Indians Talking, which won the 2010 Vancouver International Film Festival Most Popular Canadian Film Award.

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Blackstone Season 1 - "Nathaniel Arcand on Culture"

Awards and recognition

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  • Best Supporting Actor, American Indian Film Festival 2005 for Johnny Tootall
  • Performing Arts Award, Aboriginal Role Models of Alberta 2006
  • Best Actor Nomination, Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival 2010 for Two Indians Talking
  • Best Actor Nomination, American Indian Motion Picture 2010 for Two Indians Talking
  • Trivia

    Nathaniel Arcand with Justin Rain

    Nathaniel Arcand is a lead character in both the film Two Indians Talking by director Sara McIntyre and in the television series Blackstone. In both the film and the television series he shares the screen with two of the same actors: Carmen Moore and Justin Rain.


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