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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.

  • Sunchild First Nation
    Thursday, February 20
    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
    Thursday, February 20
    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
    Friday, February 21
    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
    Friday, February 21
    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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Saturday, February 22
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Saturday, February 22
    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.
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Sunday, February 23
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Monday, February 24
    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
    Monday, February 24
    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
    Tuesday, February 25
    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
    Tuesday, February 25
    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
    Wednesday, February 26
    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
    Wednesday, February 26
    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?
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Thursday, February 27
    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
    Thursday, February 27
    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
    Friday, February 28
    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
    Friday, February 28
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Saturday, February 29
    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
    Saturday, February 29
    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
    Sunday, March 1
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Monday, March 2
    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
    Monday, March 2
    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
    Tuesday, March 3
    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
    Tuesday, March 3
    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
    Wednesday, March 4
    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
    Wednesday, March 4
    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?
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Thursday, March 5
    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
    Thursday, March 5
    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
    Friday, March 6
    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
    Friday, March 6
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Saturday, March 7
    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
    Saturday, March 7
    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
    Sunday, March 8
    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?
  • Metis Crossing
    Monday, March 9
    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
    Monday, March 9
    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
    Tuesday, March 10
    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
    Tuesday, March 10
    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
    Wednesday, March 11
    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
    Wednesday, March 11
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Thursday, March 12
    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
    Thursday, March 12
    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
    Friday, March 13
    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
    Friday, March 13
    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.
  • Metis Crossing
    Saturday, March 14
    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
    Saturday, March 14
    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
    Sunday, March 15
    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
    Monday, March 16
    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
    Monday, March 16
    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
    Tuesday, March 17
    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
    Tuesday, March 17
    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
    Wednesday, March 18
    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
    Wednesday, March 18
    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?
  • Great River Journeys
    Thursday, March 19
    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
    Thursday, March 19
    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
    Friday, March 20
    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
    Friday, March 20
    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?
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Saturday, March 21
    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
    Saturday, March 21
    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
    Sunday, March 22
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Monday, March 23
    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
    Monday, March 23
    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
    Tuesday, March 24
    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
    Tuesday, March 24
    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
    Wednesday, March 25
    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
    Wednesday, March 25
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Thursday, March 26
    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
    Thursday, March 26
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Friday, March 27
    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
    Friday, March 27
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Saturday, March 28
    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
    Saturday, March 28
    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
    Sunday, March 29
    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.
  • The Samoan Village
    Monday, March 30
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Monday, March 30
    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 Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Tuesday, March 31
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, March 31
    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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Wednesday, April 1
    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 Historical Park
    Wednesday, April 1
    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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Thursday, April 2
    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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Thursday, April 2
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Friday, April 3
    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?
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Friday, April 3
    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.
  • The Samoan Village
    Saturday, April 4
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Saturday, April 4
    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.

 

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  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Wednesday, February 19
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Wednesday, February 19
    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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Tuesday, February 18
    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?
  • Sto:Lo Nation, Chilliwack, Bc
    Tuesday, February 18
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Monday, February 17
    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
    Monday, February 17
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Sunday, February 16
    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?
  • Fort William First Nation
    Saturday, February 15
    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
    Saturday, February 15
    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.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Friday, February 14
    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
    Friday, February 14
    7:01 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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Thursday, February 13
    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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Thursday, February 13
    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?
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Wednesday, February 12
    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
    Wednesday, February 12
    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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Tuesday, February 11
    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
    Tuesday, February 11
    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?
  • Fort William First Nation
    Monday, February 10
    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
    Monday, February 10
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Sunday, February 9
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Saturday, February 8
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Saturday, February 8
    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.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Friday, February 7
    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
    Friday, February 7
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Thursday, February 6
    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.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Thursday, February 6
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Wednesday, February 5
    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 Samoan Village
    Wednesday, February 5
    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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Tuesday, February 4
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Tuesday, February 4
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Monday, February 3
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Monday, February 3
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Sunday, February 2
    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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.