Canadian actress Michelle Thrush wore a Disa Tootoosis dress as she picked up her trophy at the Gemini Awards on September 7, 2011.
Thrush won the Best Actress in a Drama prize for her role as an alcoholic mother living on the fictional Blackstone Indian reserve, and the star used her acceptance speech to remember her late Blackstone co-star Gordon Tootoosis, who passed away recently in July.
She told the audience at the ceremony in Toronto, Canada, "About 23 years ago when I began acting, there weren't a lot of brown faces on television and Gordon was one of a handful. He urged me as a teenager to get into acting."
The Gemini Awards have been annually recognizing and celebrating excellence in Canadian English-language television since 1986.
See her acceptance speech by clicking here.