APTN’s ‘First Contact’ brings non Indigenous Canadians to Indigenous communities

WINNIPEG- Talk about a fish out of water story ,an accountant from Alberta in a sweat lodge on a reserve, an animal lover from Ontario on an Inuit seal hunt, and a lobster fisherman from New Brunswick eating dinner with a residential school survivor. A new television show is exploring what happens when you bring six outspoken, non-Indigenous Canadians into Indigenous homes and communities. APTN’s “First Contact,’’ a three-part documentary series, asks what some people really think about Indigenous Canadians. The participants initially respond with stereotypes: alcoholism, drug abuse, flop houses and handouts. But during the epic 28-day cross-country journey, the group is forced to confront their prejudices head on.The series, based on an Australian show of the same name, was developed by Animiki See Digital Productions, Indios Productions and…

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