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Fish Out of Water

What happens when you take a couple of urban Indians out of their comfortable city environment and drop them smack dab in the middle of traditional Aboriginal culture' You get Fish Out of Water. Join Don and Cree comic, Dawn Dumontas as they travel to native communities across Canada and the United States to try their hands at traditional survival skills that sustained Native people in the past and still continue today.

  • The Samoan Village
    Friday, December 13
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Friday, December 13
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont head to central Saskatchewan to learn the importance of the Saskatoon berry bush and to learn a traditional gambling game. In addition to learning about an old native prediction, Don and Dawn must see how well they would survive if the native prediction comes true.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Saturday, December 14
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Saturday, December 14
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the Sto:lo Nation - People of the River in Chilliwack, BC and soon discover why this place is considered the heart of the people. From salmon fishing to making fish head soup to being challenged to a race using the one man canoe, Dawn and Don experience what it takes to be a proud member of the Sto:lo Nation.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Sunday, December 15
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Don discovers how to use the Cherokee's unique weapon of choice- the blowgun and must learn his place in an intense war council.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Monday, December 16
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Monday, December 16
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Tuesday, December 17
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don makes a traditional meal of hominy and banaha, two staples of the Choctaw diet with women from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. And after learning what skills are need to play in a game of traditional stick ball, Don is challenged to a mini version of the game with some of the local youth.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Tuesday, December 17
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont are invited by the Fort William First Nation reserve to see why Mt. McKay and Lake Superior had such a big influence on the lives of this First Nations culture.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Wednesday, December 18
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to beautiful Manitoulin Island in Ontario with the host of the Great Lakes Cultural Camps to discover how difficult it was just to get water without our modern conveniences. After local firefighters demonstrate a water rescue with Don as the victim, Don is challenged to a game of snowsnakes with some community youth.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Wednesday, December 18
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don joins Lorin Gardypie at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park in central Saskatchewan to partake in the living history of the Prairie Nations. A game of double ball and practising the ancient skill of the ateyl are but a few of the tasks that Don must participate in to demonstrate their strong connection to the buffalo.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Thursday, December 19
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Thursday, December 19
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to Brokenhead Ojibway Nation near Winnipeg, Manitoba, home of the highly decorated war veteran, Tommy Prince. Can Don successfully emulate the skills of Tommy Prince to avoid being targeted by some paintballs?
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Friday, December 20
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, the largest cranberry grower operation in Ontario, owned and operated by the Wahta Mohawk Band. Don and Dawn discover, hands-on, how cranberries were harvested in the traditional manner and how this community is thriving by harvesting, transporting and packing cranberries using modern technology. Having to use traditional methods, however, to create various cranberry products and meals brings Don and Dawn back in time to appreciate the resourcefulness of the Iroquois culture and society.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Friday, December 20
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don ventures to the beautiful coastal territory of the Tseycum First Nation in BC for some good old fashioned clam digging and barbequing. He also finds out that piloting an ancient canoe is not as easy as it looks.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Saturday, December 21
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Saturday, December 21
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Sunday, December 22
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don makes a traditional meal of hominy and banaha, two staples of the Choctaw diet with women from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. And after learning what skills are need to play in a game of traditional stick ball, Don is challenged to a mini version of the game with some of the local youth.
  • Apsaalooke
    Monday, December 23
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit with the Crow Nation in northern Montana where they soon realize that they are in training for an "Ultimate Warriors" competition. Will Don and Dawn have the strength and stamina to compete in an endurance competition of long distance running, canoeing and bareback relay horse racing?
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Monday, December 23
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Tuesday, December 24
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta to explore the ways of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation otherwise known as the Rocky Mountain people. Packing horses and blazing trails to track big horn sheep are just a few of the skills they will have to master to keep up with this Nation.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Tuesday, December 24
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with the women of the Ojibway Cree Cultural Center in northwestern Ontario to meet his ultimate challenge: preparing an annual feast. Don must learn quickly if he is going to pull off this community feast which brings together both the modern and the traditional tools and techniques required to make these community members happy.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Wednesday, December 25
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    What better way to learn about the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation in BC than to become ambassadors of this new and impressive Cultural Center? Dawn and Don soon find out! After making salmon candy and exploring how the traditional language is making a comeback, we find out who has become the master and who is still left the student during their final challenge.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Thursday, December 26
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the Sto:lo Nation - People of the River in Chilliwack, BC and soon discover why this place is considered the heart of the people. From salmon fishing to making fish head soup to being challenged to a race using the one man canoe, Dawn and Don experience what it takes to be a proud member of the Sto:lo Nation.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Thursday, December 26
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with Clarence Trapper from the Moose Factory Cree Nation on the coast of James Bay in northern Ontario for the traditional fall goose hunt. Building blinds and goose decoys are but a few of the skills he'll need to conquer on this trip. Will he pass this initiation to manhood?
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Friday, December 27
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn join Gerald Azure, an experienced Canadian Ranger and M' tis, of Bluesky Expeditions in Churchill in northern Manitoba near the coast of Hudson Bay. Dawn and Don must learn to command a pack of sled dogs with this internationally renowned musher. In addition to trying to snare and prepare an arctic hare, Dawn and Don see if they have what it takes to live in this sometimes harsh environment.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Friday, December 27
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Apsaalooke
    Saturday, December 28
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit with the Crow Nation in northern Montana where they soon realize that they are in training for an "Ultimate Warriors" competition. Will Don and Dawn have the strength and stamina to compete in an endurance competition of long distance running, canoeing and bareback relay horse racing?
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Saturday, December 28
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Sunday, December 29
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta to explore the ways of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation otherwise known as the Rocky Mountain people. Packing horses and blazing trails to track big horn sheep are just a few of the skills they will have to master to keep up with this Nation.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Monday, December 30
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont meet with members of the Sunchild First Nation in north-western Alberta to learn about this horse riding and duck hunting culture. Learning to be stealthy, however, proves to be a challenge for one of our D's.
  • Metis Crossing
    Monday, December 30
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to north-eastern Alberta to the traditional homestead village at Metis Crossing. After trying his hand at harnessing and driving the traditional red river cart, his back at lugging 70 lbs. sacks of supplies and his feet at red river jigging, will Don's energy hold up long enough to complete his final challenge.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Tuesday, December 31
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont join our guides with the Saskatchewan Resource Rangers to learn some skills on how to survive out on the prairies. It is the final challenge of being stalked by a couple of native cowboys, however, that has our duo sweating.
  • Hay River Dene
    Tuesday, December 31
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Wednesday, January 1
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont head to central Saskatchewan to learn the importance of the Saskatoon berry bush and to learn a traditional gambling game. In addition to learning about an old native prediction, Don and Dawn must see how well they would survive if the native prediction comes true.
  • Oujebougomou
    Wednesday, January 1
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Thursday, January 2
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
  • Kahnawake
    Thursday, January 2
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don travels to the Kahnawake reserve in southern Quebec to experience a few traditional Mohawk activities. From wrestling with the Kahnawake championship wrestling team to a challenge dance with the Sweetgrass Singers, Don tries his best to fit in.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Friday, January 3
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont are invited by the Fort William First Nation reserve to see why Mt. McKay and Lake Superior had such a big influence on the lives of this First Nations culture.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Friday, January 3
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Navajo Nation people at the Navajo Heritage Village in Arizona where he patches a traditional Hoghan, overcooks corn bread slightly in the first Native American oven ever and wages his future in a traditional Navajo gambling game. But will having to herd a flock of sheep keep Don from attending an arranged marriage?
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Saturday, January 4
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont meet with members of the Sunchild First Nation in north-western Alberta to learn about this horse riding and duck hunting culture. Learning to be stealthy, however, proves to be a challenge for one of our D's.
  • Metis Crossing
    Saturday, January 4
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to north-eastern Alberta to the traditional homestead village at Metis Crossing. After trying his hand at harnessing and driving the traditional red river cart, his back at lugging 70 lbs. sacks of supplies and his feet at red river jigging, will Don's energy hold up long enough to complete his final challenge.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Sunday, January 5
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont join our guides with the Saskatchewan Resource Rangers to learn some skills on how to survive out on the prairies. It is the final challenge of being stalked by a couple of native cowboys, however, that has our duo sweating.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Monday, January 6
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don joins Lorin Gardypie at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park in central Saskatchewan to partake in the living history of the Prairie Nations. A game of double ball and practising the ancient skill of the ateyl are but a few of the tasks that Don must participate in to demonstrate their strong connection to the buffalo.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Monday, January 6
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Tuesday, January 7
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to Brokenhead Ojibway Nation near Winnipeg, Manitoba, home of the highly decorated war veteran, Tommy Prince. Can Don successfully emulate the skills of Tommy Prince to avoid being targeted by some paintballs?
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Tuesday, January 7
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Wednesday, January 8
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don ventures to the beautiful coastal territory of the Tseycum First Nation in BC for some good old fashioned clam digging and barbequing. He also finds out that piloting an ancient canoe is not as easy as it looks.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Wednesday, January 8
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Thursday, January 9
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Great River Journeys
    Thursday, January 9
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don must travel by plane, by car and then by boat down the mighty Yukon River to meet with the traditional inhabitants ? the Ta?an Kwach?an of Lake Laberge. In addition to discovering how the soapberry was made into a traditional treat, and how the community is helping to bring back their language, Don must compete in a dance off performing the traditional mating grouse dance.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Friday, January 10
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with the women of the Ojibway Cree Cultural Center in northwestern Ontario to meet his ultimate challenge: preparing an annual feast. Don must learn quickly if he is going to pull off this community feast which brings together both the modern and the traditional tools and techniques required to make these community members happy.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Friday, January 10
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Saturday, January 11
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don joins Lorin Gardypie at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park in central Saskatchewan to partake in the living history of the Prairie Nations. A game of double ball and practising the ancient skill of the ateyl are but a few of the tasks that Don must participate in to demonstrate their strong connection to the buffalo.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Saturday, January 11
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Sunday, January 12
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to Brokenhead Ojibway Nation near Winnipeg, Manitoba, home of the highly decorated war veteran, Tommy Prince. Can Don successfully emulate the skills of Tommy Prince to avoid being targeted by some paintballs?
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Monday, January 13
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with Clarence Trapper from the Moose Factory Cree Nation on the coast of James Bay in northern Ontario for the traditional fall goose hunt. Building blinds and goose decoys are but a few of the skills he'll need to conquer on this trip. Will he pass this initiation to manhood?
  • Bear River First Nation
    Monday, January 13
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Tuesday, January 14
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Tuesday, January 14
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
  • Metis Crossing
    Wednesday, January 15
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to north-eastern Alberta to the traditional homestead village at Metis Crossing. After trying his hand at harnessing and driving the traditional red river cart, his back at lugging 70 lbs. sacks of supplies and his feet at red river jigging, will Don's energy hold up long enough to complete his final challenge.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Wednesday, January 15
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Don discovers how to use the Cherokee's unique weapon of choice- the blowgun and must learn his place in an intense war council.
  • Hay River Dene
    Thursday, January 16
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Thursday, January 16
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don ventures in to the Florida Everglades in the heart of the Seminole territory to walk in the footsteps of Billy Walker Sr., a Seminole alligator wrestler.
  • Oujebougomou
    Friday, January 17
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Friday, January 17
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with members of a historic Hawaiian Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu where he harvests and creates a traditional meal of poi, learns to play a nose flute and is challenged to learn the ancient skills of the outrigger canoe and surfing.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Saturday, January 18
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with Clarence Trapper from the Moose Factory Cree Nation on the coast of James Bay in northern Ontario for the traditional fall goose hunt. Building blinds and goose decoys are but a few of the skills he'll need to conquer on this trip. Will he pass this initiation to manhood?
  • Bear River First Nation
    Saturday, January 18
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Sunday, January 19
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Kahnawake
    Monday, January 20
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don travels to the Kahnawake reserve in southern Quebec to experience a few traditional Mohawk activities. From wrestling with the Kahnawake championship wrestling team to a challenge dance with the Sweetgrass Singers, Don tries his best to fit in.
  • The Samoan Village
    Monday, January 20
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Tuesday, January 21
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Navajo Nation people at the Navajo Heritage Village in Arizona where he patches a traditional Hoghan, overcooks corn bread slightly in the first Native American oven ever and wages his future in a traditional Navajo gambling game. But will having to herd a flock of sheep keep Don from attending an arranged marriage?
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Tuesday, January 21
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Wednesday, January 22
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Wednesday, January 22
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don makes a traditional meal of hominy and banaha, two staples of the Choctaw diet with women from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. And after learning what skills are need to play in a game of traditional stick ball, Don is challenged to a mini version of the game with some of the local youth.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Thursday, January 23
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Thursday, January 23
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to beautiful Manitoulin Island in Ontario with the host of the Great Lakes Cultural Camps to discover how difficult it was just to get water without our modern conveniences. After local firefighters demonstrate a water rescue with Don as the victim, Don is challenged to a game of snowsnakes with some community youth.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Friday, January 24
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Friday, January 24
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • Kahnawake
    Saturday, January 25
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don travels to the Kahnawake reserve in southern Quebec to experience a few traditional Mohawk activities. From wrestling with the Kahnawake championship wrestling team to a challenge dance with the Sweetgrass Singers, Don tries his best to fit in.
  • The Samoan Village
    Saturday, January 25
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Sunday, January 26
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Navajo Nation people at the Navajo Heritage Village in Arizona where he patches a traditional Hoghan, overcooks corn bread slightly in the first Native American oven ever and wages his future in a traditional Navajo gambling game. But will having to herd a flock of sheep keep Don from attending an arranged marriage?
  • Great River Journeys
    Monday, January 27
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don must travel by plane, by car and then by boat down the mighty Yukon River to meet with the traditional inhabitants ? the Ta?an Kwach?an of Lake Laberge. In addition to discovering how the soapberry was made into a traditional treat, and how the community is helping to bring back their language, Don must compete in a dance off performing the traditional mating grouse dance.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Monday, January 27
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, the largest cranberry grower operation in Ontario, owned and operated by the Wahta Mohawk Band. Don and Dawn discover, hands-on, how cranberries were harvested in the traditional manner and how this community is thriving by harvesting, transporting and packing cranberries using modern technology. Having to use traditional methods, however, to create various cranberry products and meals brings Don and Dawn back in time to appreciate the resourcefulness of the Iroquois culture and society.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Tuesday, January 28
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
  • Apsaalooke
    Tuesday, January 28
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit with the Crow Nation in northern Montana where they soon realize that they are in training for an "Ultimate Warriors" competition. Will Don and Dawn have the strength and stamina to compete in an endurance competition of long distance running, canoeing and bareback relay horse racing?
  • Bear River First Nation
    Wednesday, January 29
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Wednesday, January 29
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta to explore the ways of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation otherwise known as the Rocky Mountain people. Packing horses and blazing trails to track big horn sheep are just a few of the skills they will have to master to keep up with this Nation.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Thursday, January 30
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Thursday, January 30
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    What better way to learn about the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation in BC than to become ambassadors of this new and impressive Cultural Center? Dawn and Don soon find out! After making salmon candy and exploring how the traditional language is making a comeback, we find out who has become the master and who is still left the student during their final challenge.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Friday, January 31
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Don discovers how to use the Cherokee's unique weapon of choice- the blowgun and must learn his place in an intense war council.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Friday, January 31
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the Sto:lo Nation - People of the River in Chilliwack, BC and soon discover why this place is considered the heart of the people. From salmon fishing to making fish head soup to being challenged to a race using the one man canoe, Dawn and Don experience what it takes to be a proud member of the Sto:lo Nation.
  • Great River Journeys
    Saturday, February 1
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don must travel by plane, by car and then by boat down the mighty Yukon River to meet with the traditional inhabitants ? the Ta?an Kwach?an of Lake Laberge. In addition to discovering how the soapberry was made into a traditional treat, and how the community is helping to bring back their language, Don must compete in a dance off performing the traditional mating grouse dance.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Saturday, February 1
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, the largest cranberry grower operation in Ontario, owned and operated by the Wahta Mohawk Band. Don and Dawn discover, hands-on, how cranberries were harvested in the traditional manner and how this community is thriving by harvesting, transporting and packing cranberries using modern technology. Having to use traditional methods, however, to create various cranberry products and meals brings Don and Dawn back in time to appreciate the resourcefulness of the Iroquois culture and society.

 

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  • Beardy First Nation
    Thursday, December 12
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont join our guides with the Saskatchewan Resource Rangers to learn some skills on how to survive out on the prairies. It is the final challenge of being stalked by a couple of native cowboys, however, that has our duo sweating.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Thursday, December 12
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with members of a historic Hawaiian Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu where he harvests and creates a traditional meal of poi, learns to play a nose flute and is challenged to learn the ancient skills of the outrigger canoe and surfing.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Wednesday, December 11
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont meet with members of the Sunchild First Nation in north-western Alberta to learn about this horse riding and duck hunting culture. Learning to be stealthy, however, proves to be a challenge for one of our D's.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Wednesday, December 11
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don ventures in to the Florida Everglades in the heart of the Seminole territory to walk in the footsteps of Billy Walker Sr., a Seminole alligator wrestler.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Tuesday, December 10
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn join Gerald Azure, an experienced Canadian Ranger and M' tis, of Bluesky Expeditions in Churchill in northern Manitoba near the coast of Hudson Bay. Dawn and Don must learn to command a pack of sled dogs with this internationally renowned musher. In addition to trying to snare and prepare an arctic hare, Dawn and Don see if they have what it takes to live in this sometimes harsh environment.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Tuesday, December 10
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Don discovers how to use the Cherokee's unique weapon of choice- the blowgun and must learn his place in an intense war council.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Monday, December 9
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the Sto:lo Nation - People of the River in Chilliwack, BC and soon discover why this place is considered the heart of the people. From salmon fishing to making fish head soup to being challenged to a race using the one man canoe, Dawn and Don experience what it takes to be a proud member of the Sto:lo Nation.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Monday, December 9
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Sunday, December 8
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Saturday, December 7
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Saturday, December 7
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Friday, December 6
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    What better way to learn about the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation in BC than to become ambassadors of this new and impressive Cultural Center? Dawn and Don soon find out! After making salmon candy and exploring how the traditional language is making a comeback, we find out who has become the master and who is still left the student during their final challenge.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Friday, December 6
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Thursday, December 5
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta to explore the ways of the Aseniwuche Winewak Nation otherwise known as the Rocky Mountain people. Packing horses and blazing trails to track big horn sheep are just a few of the skills they will have to master to keep up with this Nation.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Thursday, December 5
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
  • Apsaalooke
    Wednesday, December 4
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit with the Crow Nation in northern Montana where they soon realize that they are in training for an "Ultimate Warriors" competition. Will Don and Dawn have the strength and stamina to compete in an endurance competition of long distance running, canoeing and bareback relay horse racing?
  • Great River Journeys
    Wednesday, December 4
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don must travel by plane, by car and then by boat down the mighty Yukon River to meet with the traditional inhabitants ? the Ta?an Kwach?an of Lake Laberge. In addition to discovering how the soapberry was made into a traditional treat, and how the community is helping to bring back their language, Don must compete in a dance off performing the traditional mating grouse dance.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Tuesday, December 3
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, the largest cranberry grower operation in Ontario, owned and operated by the Wahta Mohawk Band. Don and Dawn discover, hands-on, how cranberries were harvested in the traditional manner and how this community is thriving by harvesting, transporting and packing cranberries using modern technology. Having to use traditional methods, however, to create various cranberry products and meals brings Don and Dawn back in time to appreciate the resourcefulness of the Iroquois culture and society.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Tuesday, December 3
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Monday, December 2
    8:32 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Monday, December 2
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Oujebougomou
    Sunday, December 1
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
  • The Samoan Village
    Saturday, November 30
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Hay River Dene
    Saturday, November 30
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Friday, November 29
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Thursday, November 28
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Navajo Nation people at the Navajo Heritage Village in Arizona where he patches a traditional Hoghan, overcooks corn bread slightly in the first Native American oven ever and wages his future in a traditional Navajo gambling game. But will having to herd a flock of sheep keep Don from attending an arranged marriage?
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Wednesday, November 27
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don makes a traditional meal of hominy and banaha, two staples of the Choctaw diet with women from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. And after learning what skills are need to play in a game of traditional stick ball, Don is challenged to a mini version of the game with some of the local youth.
  • Kahnawake
    Wednesday, November 27
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don travels to the Kahnawake reserve in southern Quebec to experience a few traditional Mohawk activities. From wrestling with the Kahnawake championship wrestling team to a challenge dance with the Sweetgrass Singers, Don tries his best to fit in.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Tuesday, November 26
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • Oujebougomou
    Tuesday, November 26
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
  • The Samoan Village
    Monday, November 25
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Hay River Dene
    Monday, November 25
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Sunday, November 24
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with the women of the Ojibway Cree Cultural Center in northwestern Ontario to meet his ultimate challenge: preparing an annual feast. Don must learn quickly if he is going to pull off this community feast which brings together both the modern and the traditional tools and techniques required to make these community members happy.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Saturday, November 23
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Saturday, November 23
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Friday, November 22
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with members of a historic Hawaiian Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu where he harvests and creates a traditional meal of poi, learns to play a nose flute and is challenged to learn the ancient skills of the outrigger canoe and surfing.
  • Metis Crossing
    Friday, November 22
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to north-eastern Alberta to the traditional homestead village at Metis Crossing. After trying his hand at harnessing and driving the traditional red river cart, his back at lugging 70 lbs. sacks of supplies and his feet at red river jigging, will Don's energy hold up long enough to complete his final challenge.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Thursday, November 21
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don ventures in to the Florida Everglades in the heart of the Seminole territory to walk in the footsteps of Billy Walker Sr., a Seminole alligator wrestler.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Thursday, November 21
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Wednesday, November 20
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Don discovers how to use the Cherokee's unique weapon of choice- the blowgun and must learn his place in an intense war council.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Wednesday, November 20
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with Clarence Trapper from the Moose Factory Cree Nation on the coast of James Bay in northern Ontario for the traditional fall goose hunt. Building blinds and goose decoys are but a few of the skills he'll need to conquer on this trip. Will he pass this initiation to manhood?
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Tuesday, November 19
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Tuesday, November 19
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with the women of the Ojibway Cree Cultural Center in northwestern Ontario to meet his ultimate challenge: preparing an annual feast. Don must learn quickly if he is going to pull off this community feast which brings together both the modern and the traditional tools and techniques required to make these community members happy.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Monday, November 18
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Monday, November 18
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Fort William First Nation
    Sunday, November 17
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont are invited by the Fort William First Nation reserve to see why Mt. McKay and Lake Superior had such a big influence on the lives of this First Nations culture.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Saturday, November 16
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Saturday, November 16
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Friday, November 15
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Friday, November 15
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don ventures to the beautiful coastal territory of the Tseycum First Nation in BC for some good old fashioned clam digging and barbequing. He also finds out that piloting an ancient canoe is not as easy as it looks.
  • Great River Journeys
    Thursday, November 14
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don must travel by plane, by car and then by boat down the mighty Yukon River to meet with the traditional inhabitants ? the Ta?an Kwach?an of Lake Laberge. In addition to discovering how the soapberry was made into a traditional treat, and how the community is helping to bring back their language, Don must compete in a dance off performing the traditional mating grouse dance.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Thursday, November 14
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to Brokenhead Ojibway Nation near Winnipeg, Manitoba, home of the highly decorated war veteran, Tommy Prince. Can Don successfully emulate the skills of Tommy Prince to avoid being targeted by some paintballs?
  • Fort Edmonton
    Wednesday, November 13
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Wednesday, November 13
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don joins Lorin Gardypie at the Wanuskewin Heritage Park in central Saskatchewan to partake in the living history of the Prairie Nations. A game of double ball and practising the ancient skill of the ateyl are but a few of the tasks that Don must participate in to demonstrate their strong connection to the buffalo.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Tuesday, November 12
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Tuesday, November 12
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont are invited by the Fort William First Nation reserve to see why Mt. McKay and Lake Superior had such a big influence on the lives of this First Nations culture.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Monday, November 11
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Monday, November 11
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Sunday, November 10
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn join Gerald Azure, an experienced Canadian Ranger and M' tis, of Bluesky Expeditions in Churchill in northern Manitoba near the coast of Hudson Bay. Dawn and Don must learn to command a pack of sled dogs with this internationally renowned musher. In addition to trying to snare and prepare an arctic hare, Dawn and Don see if they have what it takes to live in this sometimes harsh environment.
  • Metis Crossing
    Saturday, November 9
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to north-eastern Alberta to the traditional homestead village at Metis Crossing. After trying his hand at harnessing and driving the traditional red river cart, his back at lugging 70 lbs. sacks of supplies and his feet at red river jigging, will Don's energy hold up long enough to complete his final challenge.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Saturday, November 9
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the Sto:lo Nation - People of the River in Chilliwack, BC and soon discover why this place is considered the heart of the people. From salmon fishing to making fish head soup to being challenged to a race using the one man canoe, Dawn and Don experience what it takes to be a proud member of the Sto:lo Nation.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Friday, November 8
    8:35 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Navajo Nation people at the Navajo Heritage Village in Arizona where he patches a traditional Hoghan, overcooks corn bread slightly in the first Native American oven ever and wages his future in a traditional Navajo gambling game. But will having to herd a flock of sheep keep Don from attending an arranged marriage?
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Friday, November 8
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont head to central Saskatchewan to learn the importance of the Saskatoon berry bush and to learn a traditional gambling game. In addition to learning about an old native prediction, Don and Dawn must see how well they would survive if the native prediction comes true.
  • Kahnawake
    Thursday, November 7
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don travels to the Kahnawake reserve in southern Quebec to experience a few traditional Mohawk activities. From wrestling with the Kahnawake championship wrestling team to a challenge dance with the Sweetgrass Singers, Don tries his best to fit in.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Thursday, November 7
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont join our guides with the Saskatchewan Resource Rangers to learn some skills on how to survive out on the prairies. It is the final challenge of being stalked by a couple of native cowboys, however, that has our duo sweating.
  • Oujebougomou
    Wednesday, November 6
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Wednesday, November 6
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont meet with members of the Sunchild First Nation in north-western Alberta to learn about this horse riding and duck hunting culture. Learning to be stealthy, however, proves to be a challenge for one of our D's.
  • Hay River Dene
    Tuesday, November 5
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Tuesday, November 5
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn join Gerald Azure, an experienced Canadian Ranger and M' tis, of Bluesky Expeditions in Churchill in northern Manitoba near the coast of Hudson Bay. Dawn and Don must learn to command a pack of sled dogs with this internationally renowned musher. In addition to trying to snare and prepare an arctic hare, Dawn and Don see if they have what it takes to live in this sometimes harsh environment.
  • Metis Crossing
    Monday, November 4
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to north-eastern Alberta to the traditional homestead village at Metis Crossing. After trying his hand at harnessing and driving the traditional red river cart, his back at lugging 70 lbs. sacks of supplies and his feet at red river jigging, will Don's energy hold up long enough to complete his final challenge.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Monday, November 4
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the Sto:lo Nation - People of the River in Chilliwack, BC and soon discover why this place is considered the heart of the people. From salmon fishing to making fish head soup to being challenged to a race using the one man canoe, Dawn and Don experience what it takes to be a proud member of the Sto:lo Nation.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Sunday, November 3
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, the largest cranberry grower operation in Ontario, owned and operated by the Wahta Mohawk Band. Don and Dawn discover, hands-on, how cranberries were harvested in the traditional manner and how this community is thriving by harvesting, transporting and packing cranberries using modern technology. Having to use traditional methods, however, to create various cranberry products and meals brings Don and Dawn back in time to appreciate the resourcefulness of the Iroquois culture and society.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Saturday, November 2
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Saturday, November 2
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Friday, November 1
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Friday, November 1
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    What better way to learn about the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation in BC than to become ambassadors of this new and impressive Cultural Center? Dawn and Don soon find out! After making salmon candy and exploring how the traditional language is making a comeback, we find out who has become the master and who is still left the student during their final challenge.