Season 1 and Season 2
"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 Indigenous peoples.
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 ignorant views 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 including the nation’s capital, Algonquin Anishanabek Territory, Labrador, Saskatchewan and the Yukon. It is a journey that will challenge their perceptions and confront their prejudices about a world they never imagined they would see. This exploration of the true Indigenous experience in Canada will change the participants’ lives forever." excerpt from First Contact website
Resources for Change
"Your journey in understanding key topics related to First Contact begins here. We’ve gathered this information and provided the resource links in this section as a companion to the First Contact series, and to encourage continued education on these significant subjects." (First Contact web resources).
Episode Guide Season 1
- Episode 1 — The Journey Begins
- Episode 2 — A Group Divided
- Episode 3 — The Road to Healing
- Episode 1 — You Don’t Know Me Until You’ve Met Me
- Episode 2 — Changing the Lens
- Episode 3 — Bridging the Divide