Tina Keeper

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Tina Keeper
Tina Keeper for Argyle Sox Productions.jpg
Keeper in 2014
Member of Parliament
for Churchill
In office
January 23, 2006 October 14, 2008
Liberal Tina Keeper10,15940.68+2.3$75,179
New Democratic Niki Ashton 7,10328.41-15.0$70,290
Independent Bev Desjarlais 4,28317.15-26.3$23,042
Conservative Nazir Ahmad2,88611.55-3.6$23,875
Green Jeff Fountain4011.60-1.4$2,837
Independent Brad Bodnar1460.58$69
Total valid votes24,966100.00 
Total rejected ballots90 0.36
  Liberal gain from New Democrat Swing+8.7
2008 Canadian federal election
New Democratic Niki Ashton 8,73447.76+19.35$79,086
Liberal Tina Keeper5,28928.74-11.94
Conservative Wally Daudrich3,77320.50+8.95$45,616
Green Saara Harvie6063.29+1.69$28
Total valid votes/Expense limit18,402 100.00 $91,452
Total rejected ballots102 0.55+0.19
Turnout18,50440.15 -13.48
  New Democrat gain from Liberal Swing+


In addition to her Gemini Award nominations and win, she is the recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award, [14] three American Indian Film Festival awards for acting and producing, and a 2014 Canadian Civil Liberties Association award for Public Engagement. [15] She was named ACTRA's Woman of the Year in 2017. [3] In June 2017, Keeper received both an honorary doctor of letters from Wilfrid Laurier University, [3] and a Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal for the ballet Going Home Star. [16]

She was named to the Order of Manitoba in 2002. [1]

In December 2019, the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced Keeper as the recipient of its Earle Grey Award at the 8th Canadian Screen Awards. [17]

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  2. 1 2 3 4 "TV's maverick Mountie". The Globe and Mail , May 6, 2002.
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Activist receives honorary degree". Brantford Expositor , June 7, 2017.
  4. "North of 60: New TV series big break for Alberta talent". Edmonton Journal , October 10, 1992.
  5. "This Hour, Due South take top Geminis: David Cubitt, Tina Keeper land honors as best leading actors". Montreal Gazette , March 3, 1997.
  6. "Major Gemini Nominations". Toronto Star , January 18, 1995.
  7. "Keeper closing out her career at acting level; Cree star wants to make films". Edmonton Journal , March 28, 1999.
  8. "Liberals recruit North of 60 star". Sudbury Star , October 25, 2005.
  9. "APTN casino drama holding a solid hand". Winnipeg Free Press , March 2, 2010.
  10. "It's a great year for Indigenous films at TIFF". Toronto Star , September 6, 2018.
  11. "Ballet meant to educate Canadians about Indian residential schools: commissioner". Canadian Press, October 1, 2014.
  12. "Actress Tina Keeper wins Churchill for Liberals". CBC News. January 24, 2006. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  13. "12 ridings that surprised". National Post , October 16, 2008.
  14. "Five artists win aboriginal achievement awards". The Globe and Mail , January 14, 2004.
  15. "Two Globe writers honoured by civil liberties association". The Globe and Mail , November 6, 2014.
  16. "List of honourees recognized for indigenous work by Gov. Gen. David Johnston". Canadian Press, June 19, 2017.
  17. Corey Atad, "Alex Trebek, David Suzuki, Dan Levy And More Among 2020 Canadian Screen Awards Special Honourees". ET Canada , December 4, 2019.