First Contact

A Group Divided #102

Tuesday, January 21, 03:00 pm on FNX NAT

Duration: 0:44:59

Description: The group arrives in Muskrat Dam, one of several fly-in reserves in Northern Ontario. Most Canadians don't understand why people continue to live in remote places like this one. During their stay the group will learn why relocating isn't an option for the people whose families have been here for generations. They will also learn tough lessons about educating youth in a remote fly-in community, the impact of the legacy of residential schools, and how it is possible that clean drinking water is an issue here and in 140 other reserves across the country. The next stop takes the travelers deep into the heart of Alberta. With a population of over 17,000, Maskwacis has a reputation for gangs, crime, and a high suicide rate, but by the time this leg of their journey is over, the six will have attended their first Pow Wow and sweat lodge ceremony, and some attitudes within the group begin a major shift.

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Broadcast In: English