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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.

  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, August 20
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Wednesday, August 21
    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?
  • Xa:Ytem
    Wednesday, August 21
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Thursday, August 22
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Thursday, August 22
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Friday, August 23
    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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Friday, August 23
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Saturday, August 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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Saturday, August 24
    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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Sunday, August 25
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Monday, August 26
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Monday, August 26
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Tuesday, August 27
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, August 27
    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 Hawaiian Village
    Wednesday, August 28
    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 Historical Park
    Wednesday, August 28
    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 Samoan Village
    Thursday, August 29
    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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Thursday, August 29
    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 Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Friday, August 30
    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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Friday, August 30
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Saturday, August 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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Saturday, August 31
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Sunday, September 1
    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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Monday, September 2
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Monday, September 2
    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?
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Tuesday, September 3
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Tuesday, September 3
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Wednesday, September 4
    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?
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Wednesday, September 4
    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?
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Thursday, September 5
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Thursday, September 5
    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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Friday, September 6
    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?
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Friday, September 6
    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 Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Saturday, September 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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Saturday, September 7
    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?
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Sunday, September 8
    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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Monday, September 9
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Monday, September 9
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, September 10
    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.
  • Metis Crossing
    Tuesday, September 10
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Wednesday, September 11
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Wednesday, September 11
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the Hay River Dene Reserve to experience the traditional life of the Dene people in NWT. Don prepares for his final challenge by learning what skills are needed to beat his opponents at the traditional Dene games and by filling his stomach with the delicacy of fermented fish.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Thursday, September 12
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Thursday, September 12
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don enters the traditional territory of the Eenou people of Northern Quebec at the Cree community of Oujebougomou. Don goes back to the land not only to try to snare and cook his meal but to carve out for himself a tool necessary to enjoy some good old fashioned beaver tail soup.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Friday, September 13
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Friday, September 13
    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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Saturday, September 14
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Saturday, September 14
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Sunday, September 15
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Monday, September 16
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Monday, September 16
    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?
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Tuesday, September 17
    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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Tuesday, September 17
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don joins the White Mountain Apache in the highlands of northern Arizona where he must develop and test his scouting skills. But will he pass their traditional endurance test and be able to meet the grade using one of their Apache weapons?
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Wednesday, September 18
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Wednesday, September 18
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Thursday, September 19
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Thursday, September 19
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads back in time to discover the backbreaking work of those involved in the fur trade at Fort Edmonton in Edmonton, Alberta. Not only does Don take part in the prep and launch of a traditional York Boat but he also finds out why the men of that time often died in their early 40's.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Friday, September 20
    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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Friday, September 20
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Saturday, September 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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Saturday, September 21
    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?
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Sunday, September 22
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Monday, September 23
    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?
  • Haida Gwaii
    Monday, September 23
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Tuesday, September 24
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Tuesday, September 24
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Wednesday, September 25
    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?
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Wednesday, September 25
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don tries his hand at an ancient method of fishing using a torch light along the Mirimichi River in New Brunswick. Don also soon discovers how difficult yet rewarding fishing for eel can be.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Thursday, September 26
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Thursday, September 26
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Eastern Band of Cherokee in North Carolina at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Don discovers how to use the Cherokee's unique weapon of choice- the blowgun and must learn his place in an intense war council.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Friday, September 27
    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?
  • Seminole Tribe
    Friday, September 27
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Saturday, September 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?
  • Haida Gwaii
    Saturday, September 28
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the home of the Haida Gwaii also known as the beautiful and mysterious Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia. At the Haida Heritage Center, Don is introduced to some of the skills that gave the Haida the reputation of being fierce warriors. Can Don get his inner ferocity going on so he can confront his competitors and avoid tossing himself into the frigid ocean waters?
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Sunday, September 29
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Monday, September 30
    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 Hawaiian Village
    Monday, September 30
    8:35 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with members of a historic Hawaiian Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu where he harvests and creates a traditional meal of poi, learns to play a nose flute and is challenged to learn the ancient skills of the outrigger canoe and surfing.
  • Metis Crossing
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • The Samoan Village
    Tuesday, October 1
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Hay River Dene
    Wednesday, October 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 Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Wednesday, October 2
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • Oujebougomou
    Thursday, October 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.
  • The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Thursday, October 3
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don makes a traditional meal of hominy and banaha, two staples of the Choctaw diet with women from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. And after learning what skills are need to play in a game of traditional stick ball, Don is challenged to a mini version of the game with some of the local youth.
  • Kahnawake
    Friday, October 4
    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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Friday, October 4
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Saturday, October 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 Hawaiian Village
    Saturday, October 5
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don meets with members of a historic Hawaiian Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu where he harvests and creates a traditional meal of poi, learns to play a nose flute and is challenged to learn the ancient skills of the outrigger canoe and surfing.
  • Metis Crossing
    Sunday, October 6
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Monday, October 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?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Monday, October 7
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Tuesday, October 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?
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Tuesday, October 8
    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.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Wednesday, October 9
    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?
  • Fort Edmonton
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Thursday, October 10
    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.
  • Great River Journeys
    Friday, October 11
    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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Friday, October 11
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Saturday, October 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?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Saturday, October 12
    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?
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Sunday, October 13
    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?
  • Haida Gwaii
    Monday, October 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?
  • Xa:Ytem
    Monday, October 14
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Tuesday, October 15
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Wednesday, October 16
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Thursday, October 17
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Friday, October 18
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Friday, October 18
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Saturday, October 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?
  • Xa:Ytem
    Saturday, October 19
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Sunday, October 20
    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.
  • The Hawaiian Village
    Monday, October 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 Historical Park
    Monday, October 21
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don Kelly and Dawn Dumont visit Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, ON to re-live the late 1800's lifestyle of the Cree trader.
  • The Samoan Village
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Tuesday, October 22
    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 Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Wednesday, October 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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Wednesday, October 23
    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 Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Thursday, October 24
    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?
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Friday, October 25
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Friday, October 25
    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 Hawaiian Village
    Saturday, October 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 Historical Park
    Saturday, October 26
    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 Samoan Village
    Sunday, October 27
    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.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Monday, October 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?
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Monday, October 28
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Tuesday, October 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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Tuesday, October 29
    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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Wednesday, October 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?
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Wednesday, October 30
    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?
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Thursday, October 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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Friday, November 1
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    What better way to learn about the history and culture of the Squamish and Lil'wat Nation in BC than to become ambassadors of this new and impressive Cultural Center? Dawn and Don soon find out! After making salmon candy and exploring how the traditional language is making a comeback, we find out who has become the master and who is still left the student during their final challenge.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Friday, November 1
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to southern Alberta to the traditional territory of the Blackfoot people with Clifford Crane Bear at Blackfoot Crossing. Don is introduced to the ancient ways of the boiling pit and in to the area of the badlands. Don also experiences first hand which was more deadly ? horse stealing or having to bathe in the traditional way of the Blackfoot people.
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Saturday, November 2
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn travel to the Huronia Museum and village in southern Ontario, the first re-created native village representing Canada's beginnings with the lifestyle of the Ouendat peoples prior to the arrival of the Europeans. To get a sense of what life must have been like back in the 17th century, Don and Dawn attempt to build a traditional fire using the drill and bow method; learn how to harvest tobacco plants and must use their muscles to weed, hoe and plant a corn field. After all this, will our city slickers have the energy to compete in a final challenge of survival?
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Saturday, November 2
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?

 

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  • Great River Journeys
    Tuesday, August 20
    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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Monday, August 19
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Monday, August 19
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Sunday, August 18
    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 Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Saturday, August 17
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Saturday, August 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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Friday, August 16
    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?
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Friday, August 16
    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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Thursday, August 15
    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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Thursday, August 15
    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?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Wednesday, August 14
    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?
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Wednesday, August 14
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don visits with the Navajo Nation people at the Navajo Heritage Village in Arizona where he patches a traditional Hoghan, overcooks corn bread slightly in the first Native American oven ever and wages his future in a traditional Navajo gambling game. But will having to herd a flock of sheep keep Don from attending an arranged marriage?
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Tuesday, August 13
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Tuesday, August 13
    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 Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Monday, August 12
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Monday, August 12
    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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Sunday, August 11
    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?
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Saturday, August 10
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Saturday, August 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.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Friday, August 9
    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.
  • Hay River Dene
    Friday, August 9
    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 Samoan Village
    Thursday, August 8
    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.
  • Metis Crossing
    Thursday, August 8
    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 Hawaiian Village
    Wednesday, August 7
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Wednesday, August 7
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Tuesday, August 6
    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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Tuesday, August 6
    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?
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Monday, August 5
    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.
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Monday, August 5
    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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Sunday, August 4
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Saturday, August 3
    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 First Nation
    Saturday, August 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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Friday, August 2
    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.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Friday, August 2
    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?
  • Bear River First Nation
    Thursday, August 1
    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.
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Thursday, August 1
    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.
  • Haida Gwaii
    Wednesday, July 31
    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?
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Wednesday, July 31
    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?
  • Great River Journeys
    Tuesday, July 30
    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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Tuesday, July 30
    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.
  • Fort Edmonton
    Monday, July 29
    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 First Nation
    Monday, July 29
    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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Sunday, July 28
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Saturday, July 27
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Saturday, July 27
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn join Gerald Azure, an experienced Canadian Ranger and M' tis, of Bluesky Expeditions in Churchill in northern Manitoba near the coast of Hudson Bay. Dawn and Don must learn to command a pack of sled dogs with this internationally renowned musher. In addition to trying to snare and prepare an arctic hare, Dawn and Don see if they have what it takes to live in this sometimes harsh environment.
  • Batoche: Batoche National Historic Site
    Friday, July 26
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don heads to the Batoche National Historic Site in Saskatchewan, the actual battle site of the valiant last stand of the Metis in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. It is here that Don must re-enact the life of a Metis soldier. Don cooks some lead bullets over an open fire, learns how to prepare and load a muzzle loader and takes part in some language classes in Michif to reflect the language used by the Metis at that time. But when it comes to Don mounting a horse again, fear becomes an enormous hurdle for both horse and rider to overcome.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Friday, July 26
    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.
  • White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Thursday, July 25
    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?
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Thursday, July 25
    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.
  • Navajo Village Heritage Center
    Wednesday, July 24
    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?
  • Beardy First Nation
    Wednesday, July 24
    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.
  • Kahnawake
    Tuesday, July 23
    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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Tuesday, July 23
    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.
  • Oujebougomou
    Monday, July 22
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Monday, July 22
    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.
  • Apsaalooke
    Sunday, July 21
    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?
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Saturday, July 20
    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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Saturday, July 20
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don and Dawn visit the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, the largest cranberry grower operation in Ontario, owned and operated by the Wahta Mohawk Band. Don and Dawn discover, hands-on, how cranberries were harvested in the traditional manner and how this community is thriving by harvesting, transporting and packing cranberries using modern technology. Having to use traditional methods, however, to create various cranberry products and meals brings Don and Dawn back in time to appreciate the resourcefulness of the Iroquois culture and society.
  • Hay River Dene
    Friday, July 19
    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.
  • Xa:Ytem
    Friday, July 19
    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.
  • Metis Crossing
    Thursday, July 18
    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.
  • Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
    Thursday, July 18
    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.
  • Blackfoot Crossing
    Wednesday, July 17
    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.
  • Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada
    Wednesday, July 17
    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.
  • Moose Cree Outdoor Adventures
    Tuesday, July 16
    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?
  • Apsaalooke
    Tuesday, July 16
    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?
  • Ojibway Cree Cultural Center
    Monday, July 15
    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.
  • Iroquois Cranberry Growers
    Monday, July 15
    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.
  • The Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Sunday, July 14
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Saturday, July 13
    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 Samoan Village
    Saturday, July 13
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how important the coconut was to the Samoan people after attempting to climb a coconut tree to retrieve and husk coconuts. After literally dancing with fire in a fire-knife dance, Don is challenged to make a traditional fire using only traditional materials.
  • Nk`Mip Desert Cultural Center
    Friday, July 12
    8:30 pm on FNX 9.3
    Don journeys to the territory of the Osoyoos Indian Band in BC, members of the Okanagan Nation where he learns traditional survival skills in some of the last large tracts of desert land left in Canada. But will the rattlesnakes he is forced to capture stop him in his tracks?
  • Huronia Museum/Village
    Friday, July 12
    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?
  • Tseycum Canoe Tours
    Thursday, July 11
    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.
  • Great Lakes Cultural Camps
    Thursday, July 11
    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.
  • Brokenhead Ojibway Nation
    Wednesday, July 10
    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 Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
    Wednesday, July 10
    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.
  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park
    Tuesday, July 9
    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 Umatilla Band of Confederated Indians
    Tuesday, July 9
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don learns how to make a traditional meal of moss in an underground oven with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. After quickly learning some of the traditional dances from the community youth, Don is challenged to dance against some of the nations best slick style dancers.
  • Fort William First Nation
    Monday, July 8
    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 Samoan Village
    Monday, July 8
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Sunday, July 7
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Saturday, July 6
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Saturday, July 6
    7:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Don heads out east to live the life of a traditional Mi?kmaq of the Bear River First Nation near Digby, Nova Scotia. Near the beautiful Bay of Fundy, Don goes fishing for lobsters and smashes together a meal of acorns and moose leg bone. But it is the more delicate work of making wood flowers and digging for clams that has Don struggling during this final challenge.
  • Fort William Historical Park
    Friday, July 5
    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 Hawaiian Village
    Friday, July 5
    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.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
    Thursday, July 4
    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.
  • Seminole Tribe
    Thursday, July 4
    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.
  • Beardy First Nation
    Wednesday, July 3
    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.
  • Oconaluftee Indian Village
    Wednesday, July 3
    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.
  • Sunchild First Nation
    Tuesday, July 2
    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.
  • Red Bank First Nation
    Tuesday, July 2
    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.
  • Bluesky Expeditions
    Monday, July 1
    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.
  • Bear River First Nation
    Monday, July 1
    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.