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Indigenous resources

First Contact

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 travellers, 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. 

Series includes the following 3 episodes.

  • Episode 1: The Journey Begins
  • Episode 2: A Group Divided
  • Episode 3: A Road to Healing

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services at the university.