First Contact

A Group Divided

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...
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  • program length: 60 minutes
  • episode #102

Saturday, August 20 at 12:00 am on 12.2

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  • Tuesday, September 20 at 6:00 pm on 12.2

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FIRST CONTACT is a bold and timely documentary series that confronts racist attitudes head on with a life-changing and immersive experience. Six Canadians - all with strong opinions about Indigenous people - embark on a journey into the heart of Indigenous communities that will challenge their views and confront their prejudices about a world they never imagined they would see. An experience that will turn the participants' lives upside down, and change them forever.