First Contact

The Road to Healing

So far on the journey the travelers have had their views confronted and their emotions pushed to the limit, but the travelers are about to face their biggest test yet. Heading south to Calgary, the group hits the front lines to experience life on the streets, and then go north, to an Edmonton prison to learn about life on the inside... here the divide in the group is at a breaking point. After this, the final stop on the 28-day journey is in Ahousaht First Nation, on the west side of Vancouver Island....
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  • program length: 45 minutes
  • episode #103

Friday, April 23 at 6:00 pm on 12.2

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FIRST CONTACT is a bold and timely documentary series that confronts racist attitudes head on with a life-changing and immersive experience. Six Canadians - all with strong opinions about Indigenous people - embark on a journey into the heart of Indigenous communities that will challenge their views and confront their prejudices about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will turn the participants' lives upside down, and change them forever.