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First Contact, Seasons 1 and 2

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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
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2018/2019
Running Time:  270:00

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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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