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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.

  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Sunday, September 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?
  • Metis Crossing
    Monday, September 24
    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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Monday, September 24
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Tuesday, September 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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Tuesday, September 25
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Wednesday, September 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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Wednesday, September 26
    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
    Thursday, September 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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Thursday, September 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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Friday, September 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?
  • Apsaalooke
    Friday, September 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?
  • Metis Crossing
    Saturday, September 29
    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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Saturday, September 29
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Sunday, September 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
    Monday, October 1
    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?
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Monday, October 1
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, October 2
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Wednesday, October 3
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.
  • Great River Journeys
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Thursday, October 4
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Friday, October 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?
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Friday, October 5
    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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Saturday, October 6
    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?
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Saturday, October 6
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Sunday, October 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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Monday, October 8
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Monday, October 8
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, October 9
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Wednesday, October 10
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Thursday, October 11
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Friday, October 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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Friday, October 12
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Saturday, October 13
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Saturday, October 13
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Sunday, October 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.
  • The Samoan Village
    Monday, October 15
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Monday, October 15
    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?
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Tuesday, October 16
    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 Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Wednesday, October 17
    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?
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Thursday, October 18
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Friday, October 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?
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Friday, October 19
    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?
  • The Samoan Village
    Saturday, October 20
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Saturday, October 20
    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?
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Sunday, October 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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Monday, October 22
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Monday, October 22
    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
    Tuesday, October 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?
  • Metis Crossing
    Tuesday, October 23
    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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Wednesday, October 24
    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
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Thursday, October 25
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Friday, October 26
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.
  • Kahnawake
    Friday, October 26
    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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Saturday, October 27
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Saturday, October 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
    Sunday, October 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?
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Monday, October 29
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Monday, October 29
    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
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Tuesday, October 30
    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?
  • Beardy First Nation
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Wednesday, October 31
    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
    Thursday, November 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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Thursday, November 1
    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.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Friday, November 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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Friday, November 2
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Saturday, November 3
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Saturday, November 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
    Sunday, November 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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Monday, November 5
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Monday, November 5
    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
    Tuesday, November 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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Tuesday, November 6
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Wednesday, November 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?
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Wednesday, November 7
    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
    Thursday, November 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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Thursday, November 8
    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.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Friday, November 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?
  • Seminole Tribe
    Friday, November 9
    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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Saturday, November 10
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Saturday, November 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
    Sunday, November 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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Monday, November 12
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Monday, November 12
    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
    Tuesday, November 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?
  • The Samoan Village
    Tuesday, November 13
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Wednesday, November 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.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Wednesday, November 14
    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
    Thursday, November 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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Thursday, November 15
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Friday, November 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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Friday, November 16
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Saturday, November 17
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Saturday, November 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
    Sunday, November 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?
  • Oujebougomou
    Monday, November 19
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Monday, November 19
    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
    Tuesday, November 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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Tuesday, November 20
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Wednesday, November 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?
  • Apsaalooke
    Wednesday, November 21
    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
    Thursday, November 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?
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Thursday, November 22
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Friday, November 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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Friday, November 23
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Saturday, November 24
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Saturday, November 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
    Sunday, November 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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Monday, November 26
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Monday, November 26
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.
  • Great River Journeys
    Tuesday, November 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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Tuesday, November 27
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Wednesday, November 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?
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Wednesday, November 28
    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
    Thursday, November 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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Thursday, November 29
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Friday, November 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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Friday, November 30
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Saturday, December 1
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Saturday, December 1
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.

 

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  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Saturday, September 22
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Saturday, September 22
    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.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Friday, September 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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Friday, September 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.
  • The Samoan Village
    Thursday, September 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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Thursday, September 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?
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Wednesday, September 19
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Wednesday, September 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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Tuesday, September 18
    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.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Tuesday, September 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?
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Monday, September 17
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Monday, September 17
    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 William Historical Park
    Sunday, September 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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Saturday, September 15
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Saturday, September 15
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Friday, September 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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Friday, September 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?
  • Bear River First Nation
    Thursday, September 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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Thursday, September 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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Wednesday, September 12
    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?
  • Fort William First Nation
    Wednesday, September 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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Tuesday, September 11
    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.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Tuesday, September 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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Monday, September 10
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Monday, September 10
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Sunday, September 9
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.
  • Oujebougomou
    Saturday, September 8
    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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Saturday, September 8
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Friday, September 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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Friday, September 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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Thursday, September 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?
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Thursday, September 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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Wednesday, September 5
    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?
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Wednesday, September 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.
  • Kahnawake
    Tuesday, September 4
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Tuesday, September 4
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.
  • Oujebougomou
    Monday, September 3
    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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Monday, September 3
    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, September 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?
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Saturday, September 1
    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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Saturday, September 1
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Friday, August 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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Friday, August 31
    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.
  • Metis Crossing
    Thursday, August 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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Thursday, August 30
    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?
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Wednesday, August 29
    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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Wednesday, August 29
    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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Tuesday, August 28
    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?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Tuesday, August 28
    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?
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Monday, August 27
    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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Monday, August 27
    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, August 26
    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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Saturday, August 25
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Saturday, August 25
    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.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Friday, August 24
    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?
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Friday, August 24
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Thursday, August 23
    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
    Thursday, August 23
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Wednesday, August 22
    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?
  • The Samoan Village
    Wednesday, August 22
    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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Tuesday, August 21
    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 Hawaiian Village
    Tuesday, August 21
    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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Monday, August 20
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Monday, August 20
    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, August 19
    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?
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Saturday, August 18
    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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Saturday, August 18
    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.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Friday, August 17
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Friday, August 17
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Thursday, August 16
    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
    Thursday, August 16
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Wednesday, August 15
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Wednesday, August 15
    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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Tuesday, August 14
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Tuesday, August 14
    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?
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Monday, August 13
    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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Monday, August 13
    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, August 12
    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?
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Saturday, August 11
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Saturday, August 11
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Friday, August 10
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn meet with the St':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 St?:lo Nation.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Friday, August 10
    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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Thursday, August 9
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Thursday, August 9
    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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Wednesday, August 8
    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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Wednesday, August 8
    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?
  • Apsaalooke
    Tuesday, August 7
    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?
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Tuesday, August 7
    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?
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Monday, August 6
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Monday, August 6
    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, August 5
    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.
  • The Samoan Village
    Saturday, August 4
    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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Saturday, August 4
    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?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Friday, August 3
    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?
  • Oujebougomou
    Friday, August 3
    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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Thursday, August 2
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Thursday, August 2
    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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Wednesday, August 1
    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.
  • Metis Crossing
    Wednesday, August 1
    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.