‘Rutherford Falls’ Delivers A Powerful Explanation Of How Indigenous Capitalism Works – ET Canada

‘Rutherford Falls’ Delivers A Powerful Explanation Of How Indigenous Capitalism Works – ET Canada

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202173 Views

“Rutherford Falls” recently launched on Showcase, starring Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford and Jana Schmieding as Reagan Wells, two lifelong friends caught in the middle when their sleepy small town receives a wakeup call.

The show has been hailed for breaking new ground in Indigenous representation in comedy television, both in front of and behind the camera. In addition to series regulars Schmieding and Canadian actor Michael Greyeyes, both Indigenous, the series also employs five Indigenous writers.

This week’s episode focuses on Greyeyes’ character Terry Thomas, manager of the local casino owned by the Minishonka tribe. Terry is causing a stir by suing Rutherford Inc., the corporation owned by the descendants of the town’s founder (one of which is Helms’ character), for reneging on a deal between the Rutherford family and the tribe, as laid out in the town charter.

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