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Sharing Circle

The Sharing Circle shares the centuries old understanding of spiritual balance between all of the Creators' creations and relate this understanding to contemporary life. Testimonials, stories of courage, love, respect, humility, wisdom, honesty, and truth are shared with our viewers. Through these stories, we hope to help people find peaceful solutions to conflicts within their own lives.

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  • Pictures of the Past: Rock Paintings of the Canadi
    Saturday, November 14
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle examines the mysterious rock paintings in Northern Saskatchewan. This fascinating story studies the spiritual meaning behind these ancient pictographs, some dating back as far as 2000 years. We provide insight into the people that made them and offer explanations for they're incredible durability.
  • Good Medicine
    Friday, November 13
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle features enigmatic artist, storyteller and philosopher, Dale Auger. Through colour, form and creatively crafted words, Dale's messages reflect the values and virtues of traditional Aboriginal philosophy. Dale weaves images and pictures in his own unique style. His art takes his audience to a deeper level of understanding of Canada's Indigenous Peoples.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Thursday, November 12
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Over the past two decades, Aboriginal People have begun to make their marks in the business world. Many of our people believe that developing aboriginal enterprises is a key to the long-term survival of Canada's First Nations. Others worry that becoming involved in a profit-oriented system is contrary to our traditional beliefs. The Sharing Circle looks at the challenge of balancing our traditional values with the contemporary world of business.
  • The Lost Children
    Wednesday, November 11
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    During the mid-20th Century, thousands of Aboriginal children were taken from the care of their birth parents and put up for adoption, mostly to white middle class families in Canada and the United States. The Sharing Circle looks at cross-cultural adoption, coming home, and it's affects on the birth families, adoptive parents, and the adopted themselves.
  • Unbroken Circle
    Tuesday, November 10
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle documents the role of Traditional Ceremonies in First Nations culture. European customs and beliefs have had a devastating effect on the traditional Spiritual practices of Aboriginal Peoples. The Sharing Circle looks at how many of these ceremonies are being rediscovered, celebrated, and shared once again.
  • Pictures of the Past: Rock Paintings of the Canadi
    Monday, November 9
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle examines the mysterious rock paintings in Northern Saskatchewan. This fascinating story studies the spiritual meaning behind these ancient pictographs, some dating back as far as 2000 years. We provide insight into the people that made them and offer explanations for they're incredible durability.
  • Grandmothers
    Sunday, November 8
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Traditional wisdom provided by elders is brought to modern women through "The Ten Grandmothers" project from Calgary, Alberta.
  • Woman Leaders
    Saturday, November 7
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    A profile of prominent Aboriginal Women Leaders; Chief Roberta Jamieson, Grand Chief Margaret Swan, and President of the M?tis Youth Advisory Council Jennifer Brown.
  • Other Races Adopting The Red Culture
    Friday, November 6
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle explores the controversial issue of non-native people practicing Aboriginal spiritual ways. When does appreciation become exploitation? On one hand, some perceive that the richness of indigenous wisdom needs to be shared with other peoples. Others feel that when people adopt aspects of a culture without respecting the whole system of beliefs, values, and practices of that people, it becomes appropriation.
  • Trappers' Festival
    Thursday, November 5
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Trappers' Festival is a comic look of The Pas, Manitoba's festival, and the twenty-one events that make up the King and Queen Trapper competition.
  • Reggie Leach
    Wednesday, November 4
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The story of former NHL hockey player Reggie Leach - how his home communities helped him make the pros, and the continuing role he plays with native youth.
  • Grandmothers
    Tuesday, November 3
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Traditional wisdom provided by elders is brought to modern women through "The Ten Grandmothers" project from Calgary, Alberta.
  • Woman Leaders
    Monday, November 2
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    A profile of prominent Aboriginal Women Leaders; Chief Roberta Jamieson, Grand Chief Margaret Swan, and President of the M?tis Youth Advisory Council Jennifer Brown.
  • Native Pride
    Sunday, November 1
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the significance and the resurgence of Pride within the Aboriginal community.
  • First Nation Invasion
    Saturday, October 31
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    First Nation Invasion profiles native bands War Party, Killah Green and Burnt, leaders in a resurgence of Aboriginal music in a rock and roll world.
  • Drum Keepers
    Friday, October 30
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    This is the story of the Drum, and its role within the cultures of the Red, Yellow, Black and White races.
  • Sharing The Land
    Thursday, October 29
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the spiritual connection between Indigenous People and Mother Earth, as portrayed through art and song.
  • Jordin Tootoo
    Wednesday, October 28
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    One of Canada's top ranked junior hockey players, Jordin Tootoo is the first Inuit hockey player ever to be drafted by the NHL.
  • Native Pride
    Tuesday, October 27
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the significance and the resurgence of Pride within the Aboriginal community.
  • First Nation Invasion
    Monday, October 26
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    First Nation Invasion profiles native bands War Party, Killah Green and Burnt, leaders in a resurgence of Aboriginal music in a rock and roll world.
  • Indian Soul Music
    Sunday, October 25
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the intriguing connection and passion that Canada's Indigenous people feel for country music.
  • Red Man's Vision
    Saturday, October 24
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    As a Manitoban spiritualist and Elder, Dave Courchene's dream is to build a Sacred Gathering Place in Manitoba known as The Turtle Lodge.
  • Jingle Dress
    Friday, October 23
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Almost a century ago, 7-year-old Maggie White of White Fish Bay, Ontario, was suffering from rheumatic fever and not expected to live. Her father went into ceremony and received a vision that led to the making of the first Jingle. Maggie went on to recover from her illness, to dance in her jingle dress and to establish a new tradition that lives on today on the Pow Wow circuit.
  • Through The Eyes of Elders
    Thursday, October 22
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The signing of treaty is examined through the voices of Elders. In the face devastating illness, the loss of the buffalo, military threats from U.S. Soldiers and the coming of the railroad, a people put their faith in negotiations with representatives of Queen Victoria. One week after the signing of Treaty 7, those representatives broke their first promise.
  • Traditional Healing
    Wednesday, October 21
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Traditional Healing is a look at the historical and current practices of traditional First Nations Medicine People. We follow as medicines are harvested, prepared and administered, and examine the role of traditional healers in the 21st Century.
  • Indian Soul Music
    Tuesday, October 20
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the intriguing connection and passion that Canada's Indigenous people feel for country music.
  • Red Man's Vision
    Monday, October 19
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    As a Manitoban spiritualist and Elder, Dave Courchene's dream is to build a Sacred Gathering Place in Manitoba known as The Turtle Lodge.
  • Aboriginal Suicide: Lost Spirit
    Friday, October 16
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Suicide rates are disproportionately high among First Nations People.
  • When Veterans Dance
    Thursday, October 15
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal Veterans have a long tradition of distinguished service to their country. That service is often forgotten. This documentary explores the heroism of a people and the failure of a nation to honour that.
  • Water
    Wednesday, October 14
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Water covers 70% of Mother Earth, it nourishes her and cleanses her. Human beings are comprised of twothirds water. Without water we cannot survive. Even in the womb the fetus is nurtured in water. For some time now the elders have been telling us that the water on Mother Earth is going to become undrinkable. Now as we enter the 21st Century, that prophecy is being fulfilled. In traditional native culture, the Creator gave women the responsibility of protecting the water. In this episode of the Sharing Circle, elders speak about the role that women play in nurturing and caring for this life giving resource.
  • The Making of Tipi Tales
    Tuesday, October 13
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Winnipeg producer, Lisa Meeches, gathered a talented group of puppeteers and writers to create a series for young children based on the Seven Sacred Laws. Set in a forest, Tipi Tales is the story of four friends who venture from their grandparents porch to consult Buffalo, Eagle, and Beaver to help them learn life's lessons.
  • Sacred Sites Part 2
    Monday, October 12
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Sacred ancient sites are scattered across western Canada and United States, and stand as a testament to the spiritual communion between the Indigenous people of North America and the Creator. Sacred Sites is a two-part documentary that honours the ancient mysteries surrounding Medicine Wheels, and reveals the sense of urgency that is building to protect these sacred sites.
  • Sacred Sites Part 1
    Friday, October 9
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Sacred ancient sites are scattered across western Canada and United States, and stand as a testament to the spiritual communion between the Indigenous people of North America and the Creator. Sacred Sites is a two-part documentary that honours the ancient mysteries surrounding Medicine Wheels, and reveals the sense of urgency that is building to protect these sacred sites.
  • Aboriginal Fashion
    Thursday, October 8
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Paris! Milan! New York! Look out! This fast paced documentary examines many facts of Aboriginal clothing design and manufacturing. Aboriginal Fashion traces the history of Aboriginal clothing from traditional garments to the runways of the modern fashion world.
  • Indian Cowboys - The Rodeo Trail
    Wednesday, October 7
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    An insightful look into Indian cowboys in the rodeo, this documentary includes profiles of 7-year-old barrel racer Raven Shade, bull rider Allison Red Crow, and features Buffy St.Marie's INDIAN COWBOYS IN THE RODEO.
  • 2002 Indigenous Games
    Tuesday, October 6
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    In this examination of the 2002 Indigenous Games, we profile athletes, capture the cultural events that surround the Games, and present a taste of the many events that were part of the unique event.
  • Unity Riders
    Monday, October 5
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Unity Riders are a group of horseman who make a 300-kilometer trek from the Chanupawaka reserve in southern Manitoba to Winnipeg for the opening of The 2002 Indigenous Games. This show documents their 9-day journey.
  • Pow Wow Circle
    Friday, October 2
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Pow Wow Circle traces the modern Pow Wow circuit and the people that follow The Pow Wow Road. The Pow Wow phenomenon has exploded in popularity in western Canada. There aren't enough weekends in the summer to accommodate the growing number of these traditional festivals, and mid-week Pow Wow's are now in vogue.
  • The Seven Laws
    Thursday, October 1
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Seven Laws explores the natural laws or teaching of Aboriginal people and explains how these laws form the basis of all life and meaning in this world.