Wapos Bay

They Dance at Night

There's a strange odor in town, the sled dogs are howling, and the northern lights have disappeared. What's going on in Wapos Bay? Talon, Raven and T-Bear learn what can happen when they forget to respect tradition. Raven can't resist whistling at the glimmering northern lights, even though she's been warned not to. And T-Bear breaks with an age-old ritual by neglecting to offer tobacco ties before picking sweet grass for the elders. All three children discover that their careless behavior may be...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #103

Friday, October 14 at 8:00 pm on 12.2

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  • Saturday, October 15 at 2:00 am on 12.2
  • Monday, October 17 at 8:00 pm on 12.2

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The Cree kids of Wapos Bay in northern Saskatchewan love adventure and their playground is a vast area that's been home to their Cree ancestors. Hunting and gathering, dog sledding and shimmering northern lights are part of everyday but so are video games, TV and cell phones. Guided by elders, extended family and their own insatiable curiosity, three children learn how to balance modern life and ancient traditions as their discoveries unfold against the backdrop; winter, spring, summer, and fall. As they explore the world around them, the three children acquire some valuable lessons about respect, cooperation, honesty and tolerance. And of course, they also teach the adults a few things.