8th Fire Season 01
8th Fire Season 01
First Air Date: January 06, 2012
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"8th Fire" travels coast to coast with host and journalist Wab Kinew to show the need Canada has to mend its relationship with the Aboriginal people and offer a way to get it right the second time around. Today's indigenous population is of a new generation struggling to rediscover its culture while living in cities or reserves with third-world conditions.
1x04 At the Crossroads (January 27, 2012)
Young Aboriginals are prepared to change the future and build a new relationship with Canada.
1x03 Whose Land is it Anyway? (January 20, 2012)
Exploring land development, the biggest sticking point between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian "settler" population.
1x02 It's Time! (January 13, 2012)
It's Time! challenges Canadians with this reality: if we don't improve our relationship with Aboriginal people, we will cripple our economy. Both the footage and the argument come in high definition and make the case that Canada is changing beneath our feet. In a dynamic two-minute walk through 500 years of history, 8th Fire host Wab Kinew explains how ancient Wampum belts hold a clue to the future. The Supreme Court of Canada now confirms the promises they hold as the truth. The First Nations of this country were not conquered. They signed treaties to share the land, and this means Aboriginal people must be consulted and accommodated when anyone wants to dig, explore or develop on their land.
1x01 Indigenous in the City (January 06, 2012)
In the opening episode of the four-part series 8th Fire, host Wab Kinew, from the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation in Northern Ontario, and now a Winnipeg-based TV journalist, invites us to come "meet the neighbours." It's about time, since many Canadians say they have never met an Aboriginal person. This vibrant kaleidoscopic hour introduces a diverse cast of Indigenous characters living in cities. They are united in a shared bond as Canada's First Peoples and in their determination to reassert their culture within a wider population of non-Indigenous Canadians.