First Contact (Seasons 1 and 2)
Catalogue Number: FCC008
Producer: First Contact Canada Inc.
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Diversity, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, First Nations Studies, Guidance, Health, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2018/2019
Running Time: 6 x 45:00
By and large, Canadians’ opinions about the Indigenous people of this country are formed without any knowledge of the culture’s true history or firsthand experience of the present-day communities. This may explain the prevalence of racist, unsympathetic and generally prejudicial attitudes that are often directed towards this community. First Contact takes six Canadians on a 28-day journey intended to challenge these attitudes and shed a light on the true Indigenous experience. The travelers, all with strong opinions about Indigenous people, have been invited to leave their everyday lives behind and embark on a unique journey, travelling deep into the Indigenous communities throughout Canada. It is a journey that will challenge their perceptions and confront their prejudices about a world they never imagined they would see.
First Contact (Season 1):
- Episode 1: The Journey Begins
- Episode 2: A Group Divided
- Episode 3: A Road to Healing
First Contact (Season 2):
- Episode 1: You Don't Know Me Till You've Met Me
- Episode 2: Changing the Lens
- Episode 3: Bridging the Divide
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