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Communities

Ep 01 - Choctaw Mississippi

Ep 01 - Choctaw Mississippi

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is located in Choctaw County. Culturally the Choctaw have evolved greatly, but have continued to retain many base beliefs and traditions. There is an earthwork mound that the Choctaw Indians have valued for centuries and although the creation beliefs of a hundred years ago may have changed, the respect the Choctaw’s give to Nanih Waiya has not. It is the integration of a long held feeling of significance with the modern world of today’s Choctaw’s that shows the respect for their past.

Ep 02 - Kulleet Bay

Ep 02 - Kulleet Bay

The Chemainus people of the Hul’qumi’num historically lived in three points within their territory, one of which is Kulleet Bay, an anglicized version of the original k’elits, which means sheltered or protected area. The name has a lot of meaning as Kulleet Bay is a protected natural harbour that has long been important for its resources. The Chemainus people are committed to ensuring the continuation of their culture and language.

Ep 03 - Squamish

Ep 03 - Squamish

The Squamish Nation is a culturally rich people with strong traditions still in practice. Although their language is close to being endangered it still has a strong influence on their culture, especially as it is one of the ties that bind the far flung people together. The Squamish Nation has long valued the tradition of longhouses and even today hold the longhouse as a sacred place. Connections of longhouses and language are what anchor the history and culture of the Squamish Nation of present to that of the past.

Ep 04 - Sault Ste. Marie

Ep 04 - Sault Ste. Marie

The Métis, as the descendents of children of mixed ancestry, are in the unique position of having an entirely new culture come from the mixing of two old ones. The language of the Métis, Michif, is a mixture of old European and old Aboriginal languages and is still a vital part of Métis culture. Even today the traditions the Métis hold are gateways back to the beginnings of their culture.

Ep 05 - Seabird Island

Ep 05 - Seabird Island

The Sto:lo Nation is an amalgamation of different bands that were brought together in the common goal of saving their culture, identity, and self-support. The Sto:lo Nation includes more than 10 bands within the Fraser Valley. The purpose of the Sto:lo Nation when it unified was to preserve and develop their traditional cultural values and unique Sto:lo identity as well as supporting healthy and self-sufficient Stol:lo communities. Today the Sto:lo Nation is dedicated to continuing their traditions, culture and identity.

Ep 06 - Chilliwack

Ep 06 - Chilliwack

The Sto:lo Nation is an amalgamation of different bands that were brought together in the common goal of saving their culture, identity, and self-support. The Sto:lo Nation includes more than 10 bands within the Fraser Valley. The purpose of the Sto:lo Nation when it unified was to preserve and develop their traditional cultural values and unique Sto:lo identity as well as supporting healthy and self-sufficient Stol:lo communities. Today the Sto:lo Nation is dedicated to continuing their traditions, culture and identity.

Ep 07 - Brantford

Ep 07 - Brantford

The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory are comprised of Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida and Tuscarora who were brought together by the “Great Peace Law” the basis of their society and culture and which remains a part of their culture today. The Six Nations of the Grand River are situated in one of Ontario’s last Carolinian forests and have the Grand River, one of the cleanest rivers in Ontario, flowing through their territory, an abundance of natural wealth.

Ep 08 - Whistler

Ep 08 - Whistler

The Squamish Nation is a culturally rich people with strong traditions still in practice. Although their language is close to being endangered it still has a strong influence on their culture, especially as it is one of the ties that bind the far flung people together. The Squamish Nation has long valued the tradition of longhouses and even today hold the longhouse as a sacred place. Connections of longhouses and language are what anchor the history and culture of the Squamish Nation of present to that of the past.

Ep 09 - Brantford

Ep 09 - Brantford

The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory are comprised of Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Mohawk, Oneida and Tuscarora who were brought together by the “Great Peace Law” the basis of their society and culture and which remains a part of their culture today. The Six Nations of the Grand River are situated in one of Ontario’s last Carolinian forests and have the Grand River, one of the cleanest rivers in Ontario, flowing through their territory, an abundance of natural wealth.

Ep 10 - Whitehorse

Ep 10 - Whitehorse

The Inuit people live in Canada’s arctic and today speak Inuktitut which despite not being in wide use seems to have a future of continued use. The Inuit people have continued many of their cultural traditions including art, music, and sports. The Inuit have also continued the practice of surviving off of the land; some do this at a young age before they are confronted by a more western culture.

Ep 11 - Whitehorse

Ep 11 - Whitehorse

The Inuit people live in Canada’s arctic and today speak Inuktitut which despite not being in wide use seems to have a future of continued use. The Inuit people have continued many of their cultural traditions including art, music, and sports. The Inuit have also continued the practice of surviving off of the land; some do this at a young age before they are confronted by a more western culture.

Ep 12 - Osoyoos

Ep 12 - Osoyoos

The Osoyoos Indian Band, part of the Okanagan First Nation, are situated in the Okanagan Valley a fertile agricultural area as well as a well loved tourist destination. The Osoyoos Indian Band is dedicated to honouring their history by following their traditions. One such honoured tradition is the survivalist method of living, while traditionally the people of the Okanagan Valley would have stored supplies for winter and depended on nature for survival. Now they take that self-supporting vision and apply it to modern economics and business.