Wapanatahk Media inks development pact with Amazing Race Canada winners

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The company, which launched earlier this year and secured its first greenlight with Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet (APTN/Cottage Life), is working on a series that sees Johnson and Makokis welcome Canadians into their home and take them on transformational journeys.

The pair are renovating their home, Nizhoni Acres, with the $250,000 they received for winning season seven of the CTV competition series. Johnson and Makokis are the first Two-Spirit Indigenous couple to win the show.

Wapanatahk Media is founded and co-owned by Shirley Mclean and Tania Koenig-Gauchier, who launched the prodco in partnership with Thunderbird-owned Great Pacific Media.

Wapanatahk and Great Pacific are in discussion with multiple broadcasters, according to the companies.

Factual series Dr. Savannah: Wild Rose Vet, greenlit by APTN in partnership with Blue Ant Media’s Cottage Life channel, is in production currently. The show follows Métis veterinarian Dr. Savannah Howse-Smith as she treats local animals while learning about her Indigenous bloodline.