Actress with Wabasca connection lands Disney role

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A member of the Bigstone Cree Nation will play Tiger Lily in a new Disney movie, reports CBC News.

“Alberta-raised Cree actor Alyssa Wapanatahk is set to play Indigenous princess Tiger Lily in Disney’s upcoming live-action film Peter Pan and Wendy,” says the story, which appeared last week on

Wapanatahk grew up in Fort McMurray, the article says, but is a Bigstone member. She is 22 years old and studied at the New Image College of performing arts, in Vancouver.

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