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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.

  • Pictures of the Past: Rock Paintings of the Canadi
    Thursday, February 21
    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.
  • Unbroken Circle
    Friday, February 22
    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.
  • Woman Leaders
    Friday, February 22
    8:00 pm 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.
  • The Lost Children
    Saturday, February 23
    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.
  • Trappers' Festival
    Sunday, February 24
    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.
  • Other Races Adopting The Red Culture
    Monday, February 25
    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.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Tuesday, February 26
    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.
  • Good Medicine
    Wednesday, February 27
    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.
  • Treaties
    Thursday, February 28
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Treaties written more than a century ago are the foundation on which this nation is built. For most people they remain unseen and unappreciated. The Sharing Circle examines the Treaties between the First Nations and the Dominion of Canada, their historic and future significance, and modern day misconceptions.
  • York Boat Days
    Friday, March 1
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    For three decades the northern Manitoba community of Norway House has hosted 'York Boat Days'. This annual event draws visitors and competitive York Boat racers from around the globe. The Sharing Circle travels to York Boat Days, looks at the many activities that take place and provides insight into the mammoth effort by the community to stage such a demanding undertaking.
  • Grandmothers
    Friday, March 1
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Traditional wisdom provided by elders is brought to modern women through "The Ten Grandmothers" project from Calgary, Alberta.
  • Billy Joe Green - Red Man's Blues
    Saturday, March 2
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    An in-depth look at blues musician Billy Joe Green, with testimonials and stories from Billy Joe, his counterparts and friends in the business, this documentary focuses on this respected blues man's life long search for what he calls 'The origination of the Blues.'
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
    Sunday, March 3
    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.
  • Good Medicine
    Monday, March 4
    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.
  • Back to the Land
    Tuesday, March 5
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle looks at Aboriginal Peoples' traditional and historic relationship with the land. In the face of changing times and changing values, Nelson House elder Madeline Spence and her husband Wellington, are making a concerted effort to pass their valued knowledge of Mother Earth to future generations.
  • My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys
    Wednesday, March 6
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle dives into the world of professional wrestling and examines historic and contemporary role of Aboriginal people in this industry. We profile the men behind the characters; find out what drives these wrestlers to do what they do and how they hope to influence the younger generation.
  • Frontrunners
    Thursday, March 7
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle traces the journey that ten Aboriginal teenagers made with the Pan Am Games torch in 1967. Their 800 km journey from Minneapolis to the Winnipeg Stadium ended with a non-aboriginal athlete taking the torch into the stadium and lighting the Games flame. Over thirty years later, this journey continues to influence the lives of these torchbearers.
  • The Canadian Aboriginal Awards & Festival
    Friday, March 8
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Come and celebrate the sights and sounds of the City of Toronto, First Nations Style. Long before the modern day metropolis existed, Aboriginal People gathered here to celebrate their unique arts, crafts and cultures. This tradition continues today with The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and Native Canada's largest gathering, The Canadian Aboriginal Festival.
  • Reggie Leach
    Friday, March 8
    8:00 pm 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.
  • Sacred Artifacts
    Saturday, March 9
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle examines First Nations efforts to repatriate spiritual items and ancient artifacts. For centuries, museums and private individuals all over the world have collected artifacts and remains of Aboriginal peoples. As we enter the 21st Century, many museums and First Nations are now working together to care for and protect these items; however, the issue continues to be a contentious one.
  • Back to the Land
    Sunday, March 10
    3:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle looks at Aboriginal Peoples' traditional and historic relationship with the land. In the face of changing times and changing values, Nelson House elder Madeline Spence and her husband Wellington, are making a concerted effort to pass their valued knowledge of Mother Earth to future generations.
  • My Heroes Have Always Killed Cowboys
    Monday, March 11
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle dives into the world of professional wrestling and examines historic and contemporary role of Aboriginal people in this industry. We profile the men behind the characters; find out what drives these wrestlers to do what they do and how they hope to influence the younger generation.
  • Alex Janvier
    Tuesday, March 12
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle profiles accomplished Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier. His abstract style has been admired and honored by collectors, critics and art academia throughout North America and around the world. He is considered a trailblazer, opening many doors previously closed to Aboriginal artists. We will visit Alex in his studio at his home in Cold Lake, Alberta, as well as gain insights into this seasoned artist through interviews with friends, community members and fellow aboriginal artists.
  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurs
    Wednesday, March 13
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle profiles some interesting and unique aboriginal entrepreneurs. We'll see how Leslie Lounsbury, publisher of SAY Magazine (Spirit of Aboriginal Youth), turned her dream into a reality--helping aboriginal youth to have a voice. We also profile Aboriginal IT company Donna Cona and bottled water company, Iroquois Water. Also, Christian Sinclair of The Tribal Council Investment Group explains how they are taking a successful Manitoba venture and planning to expand its client list nationally.
  • Ray St. Germain
    Thursday, March 14
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    For more than four decades, Ray St. Germain has cultivated his role as a Canadian country music icon. A musician, entertainer, and radio personality, Ray has successfully "crossed over" from the Aboriginal to mainstream entertainment markets, never forgetting his M?tis heritage.The Sharing Circle profiles Ray and provides viewers with a close-up and personal glimpse into the man and his two loves: his family and his music.
  • The Hoop of Life
    Friday, March 15
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    One of the most visually interesting but technically difficult of aboriginal traditional dances is the Hoop Dance. To many Indian tribes, the hoop symbolizes the circle of life - the belief that all things are connected. The Sharing Circle looks at this unique traditional form of artistic expression with champion Hoop Dancers Alex Wells and Lisa Odjig.
  • Trappers' Festival
    Friday, March 15
    8:00 pm 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.
  • Lacrosse
    Saturday, March 16
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    One of North America's oldest sports, Lacrosse owes its origins to the Aboriginal people who utilized the game to prepare young warriors, resolve conflicts with other tribes and as an intricate part of their spiritual lives. Developed over centuries, Lacrosse has endured, and even prospered in modern times. The Sharing Circle traces the history of Lacrosse from the earliest accounts to its resurgence in the 21st Century.
  • Alex Janvier
    Sunday, March 17
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle profiles accomplished Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier. His abstract style has been admired and honored by collectors, critics and art academia throughout North America and around the world. He is considered a trailblazer, opening many doors previously closed to Aboriginal artists. We will visit Alex in his studio at his home in Cold Lake, Alberta, as well as gain insights into this seasoned artist through interviews with friends, community members and fellow aboriginal artists.
  • Aboriginal Entrepreneurs
    Monday, March 18
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle profiles some interesting and unique aboriginal entrepreneurs. We'll see how Leslie Lounsbury, publisher of SAY Magazine (Spirit of Aboriginal Youth), turned her dream into a reality--helping aboriginal youth to have a voice. We also profile Aboriginal IT company Donna Cona and bottled water company, Iroquois Water. Also, Christian Sinclair of The Tribal Council Investment Group explains how they are taking a successful Manitoba venture and planning to expand its client list nationally.
  • Winter Roads
    Tuesday, March 19
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    For several weeks every winter, temporary roads are constructed over frozen lakes and through thick forests in Canada's north providing vehicle access to communities that are usually only accessible by air. Essential for shipping building supplies and food at a reasonable price, these "Winter Roads" help make the cost of living more affordable in these remote communities. The Sharing Circle examines the system of Winter Roads in northern-eastern Manitoba and their importance to the thousands of First Nations People who live there.
  • Sape - Strengthening Aboriginal Participation In The Economy
    Wednesday, March 20
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The 20th Century was not a prosperous time for First Nations People. As Canada reaped the rewards of a land with abundant resources, Aboriginals were isolated from the economic booms of a burgeoning country. Strengthening Aboriginal Participation in the Economy is the brainchild of the Provincial Governments, Aboriginal Affairs Ministers and national Aboriginal organizations. The Sharing Circle explores the purpose and initiatives of the SAPE report. We also examine the Aboriginal business acumen throughout history to establish that Aboriginals are naturally business inclined, possessing intuitive abilities to compete in the economic evolution of the 21st Century.
  • Aboriginal Humour
    Thursday, March 21
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    What is it about Aboriginal Humour that makes it so unique? Popular comedian Don Burnstick says Aboriginal humour is all about having fun, but there's more to it than that, it is also an integral part of the healing journey. We explore the uniqueness of Aboriginal humour and how comedians and spiritualists use it to heal a displace nation.
  • Good Spirit Medicine
    Friday, March 22
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Sage, Cedar, Sweetgrass and Tobacco have been sacred medicines in Aboriginal culture since the first conception of Mother Earth. Used for prayer, cleansing, healing and offerings-each has its own teachings and origin. In contemporary times, misconceptions of the medicines are everywhere. Western medicine has attempted to bottle the essence of these remedies, but fails to capture the spiritual healing power contained therein. Through the words of elders, the ancient teachings of the four medicines are now helping the generations of today. The Sharing Circle explores the teachings of each medicine and how they are used in everyday life and ceremony.
  • Other Races Adopting The Red Culture
    Friday, March 22
    8:00 pm 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.
  • Moccasin Games
    Saturday, March 23
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Traditional games have been part of Aboriginal culture for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The Moccasin Game was a display of dexterity, chance and a means of fair trade between neighbouring tribes. The Sharing Circle looks at the diverse ways the game is played, the significance and importance of these games, and how they are being kept alive for future generations.
  • Winter Roads
    Sunday, March 24
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    For several weeks every winter, temporary roads are constructed over frozen lakes and through thick forests in Canada's north providing vehicle access to communities that are usually only accessible by air. Essential for shipping building supplies and food at a reasonable price, these "Winter Roads" help make the cost of living more affordable in these remote communities. The Sharing Circle examines the system of Winter Roads in northern-eastern Manitoba and their importance to the thousands of First Nations People who live there.
  • Sape - Strengthening Aboriginal Participation In The Economy
    Monday, March 25
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The 20th Century was not a prosperous time for First Nations People. As Canada reaped the rewards of a land with abundant resources, Aboriginals were isolated from the economic booms of a burgeoning country. Strengthening Aboriginal Participation in the Economy is the brainchild of the Provincial Governments, Aboriginal Affairs Ministers and national Aboriginal organizations. The Sharing Circle explores the purpose and initiatives of the SAPE report. We also examine the Aboriginal business acumen throughout history to establish that Aboriginals are naturally business inclined, possessing intuitive abilities to compete in the economic evolution of the 21st Century.
  • Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company
    Tuesday, March 26
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Founded in 1999 by Dave Pratt, Artistic Director Kennetch Charlette, and actors Tantoo Cardinal, and Gordon Tootoosis, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company has grown into a major contributor to the Saskatchewan arts scene. Finding truth within one's own self is a guiding principle at the SNTC. The company operates with the belief that art and culture are intertwined.Using theatre as a vehicle for artistic expression, the company provides a venue for original aboriginal stories and provides opportunities for youth to use their gifts to find truth within them.
  • Sugar Fix Diabetes
    Wednesday, March 27
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle focuses on the new social phenomenon that has created this ethno-cultural epidemic. Native people have the highest rate of diabetes of any other demographic in Canada. A detailed examination reveals Aboriginal children in the northern reserves to be the most common victims. Lack of resources, poverty, and even cultural identity all correlate to the disease.
  • Long Road, Full Circle Part 1
    Thursday, March 28
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    A two-part expose of Aboriginal gang life in urban and rural environments. Revolving around former and reformed gang member Ervin Chartrand, we relive his physical and mental journey from Vice-President of the Manitoba Warriors, to his involvement and consequent arrest during "Operation Northern Snow". Institutionalized, it was in Stony Mountain penitentiary where he made a life-changing choice to reclaim his heritage, his family and his soul. Chartrand, clean and on the outside, has recovered his ties to Aboriginal healing and spirituality. Pursuing a career in the film and television industry, he now acts as a mentor to Aboriginal youth on the dangers of life on the streets. Experts from the RCMP, Winnipeg Police Services and Corrections Canada share their views on efforts being made to extinguish gangs from the streets of Canadian cities.
  • Long Road, Full Circle Part 2
    Friday, March 29
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    A two-part expose of Aboriginal gang life in urban and rural environments. Revolving around former and reformed gang member Ervin Chartrand, we relive his physical and mental journey from Vice-President of the Manitoba Warriors, to his involvement and consequent arrest during "Operation Northern Snow". Institutionalized, it was in Stony Mountain penitentiary where he made a life-changing choice to reclaim his heritage, his family and his soul. Chartrand, clean and on the outside, has recovered his ties to Aboriginal healing and spirituality. Pursuing a career in the film and television industry, he now acts as a mentor to Aboriginal youth on the dangers of life on the streets. Experts from the RCMP, Winnipeg Police Services and Corrections Canada share their views on efforts being made to extinguish gangs from the streets of Canadian cities.
  • Pictures of the Past: Rock Paintings of the Canadi
    Friday, March 29
    8:00 pm 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.
  • The Next Generation
    Saturday, March 30
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The new voices for Aboriginal youth are manifesting themselves as cultural empowerment increases. Aboriginal youth who are speaking up for their communities and are becoming the inspiration for many. One such issue takes place in Grassy Narrows, Ontario, where clear-cutting on the reserve is generating anger and protest by its residents, and in particular its youth.
  • Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company
    Sunday, March 31
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Founded in 1999 by Dave Pratt, Artistic Director Kennetch Charlette, and actors Tantoo Cardinal, and Gordon Tootoosis, Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company has grown into a major contributor to the Saskatchewan arts scene. Finding truth within one's own self is a guiding principle at the SNTC. The company operates with the belief that art and culture are intertwined.Using theatre as a vehicle for artistic expression, the company provides a venue for original aboriginal stories and provides opportunities for youth to use their gifts to find truth within them.
  • Sugar Fix Diabetes
    Monday, April 1
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle focuses on the new social phenomenon that has created this ethno-cultural epidemic. Native people have the highest rate of diabetes of any other demographic in Canada. A detailed examination reveals Aboriginal children in the northern reserves to be the most common victims. Lack of resources, poverty, and even cultural identity all correlate to the disease.
  • Stryker Goes to Venice
    Tuesday, April 2
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Two first-time Aboriginal actors from Winnipeg's North End journey to Venice, Italy to accompany the Winnipeg feature film Stryker. For the first time in the history of the prestigious Venice Film Festival, Aboriginal actors will walk the red carpet of La Sale Grande. Fifteen-year-old Kyle Henry (Stryker) and single mom Deena Fontaine (Mama Ceece) travel across the ocean for the first time to present their work to the international film community.
  • First Music
    Wednesday, April 3
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Music has always been an integral part of Aboriginal culture. We explore the rich heritage of Aboriginal music and how our ancestors interpreted and respected it. We look at Aboriginal music today, and how many artists such as Susan Aglukark are fusing the old with the new. We glimpse into what the future might offer and explore how cultural blending through music is a way of celebrating diversity. A highlight is Nelly Furtado's Juno performance with premiere drum and singing group, Whitefish Juniors.
  • Traditional Youth Gathering
    Thursday, April 4
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle dives into the Annual Traditional Youth Gathering, spearheaded by Crissy Courchene in Grand Rapids, Manitoba. The Youth G athering is host to one hundred youth fully immersed in the traditional values and practices of their ancestors. Elders from the five major tribal groups of Manitoba, along with youth leaders, impart their wisdom and teachings on everything from traditiona l hunting techniques, picking medicines, building a sweatlodge, firearms safety, treaty rights and even the art of making bannock on a stick. Most importantly, the youth learn these lessons as our ancestors did it by roughing it in the bush without the con veniences of modern life.
  • Aboriginal Healing
    Friday, April 5
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    The Sharing Circle explores the results of the social programs implemented by the National Aboriginal Healing Foundation. This national organization devotes funds across the Canada in support of Aboriginal community programs. The Foundation promotes the healing of Aboriginal people who were subjected to the reside ntial school system. The benefits of the foundation past, present and future will be examined.
  • Unbroken Circle
    Friday, April 5
    8:00 pm 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.
  • The Fur Table
    Saturday, April 6
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Every December, just before Christmas, fur buyers from around the world gather at St. Joseph's Parish Hall in Thompson, Manitoba to buy pelts, and lots of them! Over five hundred thousand dollars will exchange hands, all in cash. On one side of the table are over 250 northern trappers, most of them Aboriginal, who will sell their bounty to the highest bidder. On the other side, buyers from five different fur companies can be seen, cash in hand, feverishly totaling numbers on their calculators. When the bidding is over trappers will collect their salaries for months of toiling on the traplines. As fur prices fluctuate every year, one can never be certain whether the outcome will be celebrated or bemoaned by the trappers and their families

 

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  • Other Races Adopting The Red Culture
    Wednesday, February 20
    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
    Tuesday, February 19
    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.
  • Drum Keepers
    Monday, February 18
    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
    Sunday, February 17
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the spiritual connection between Indigenous People and Mother Earth, as portrayed through art and song.
  • Reggie Leach
    Saturday, February 16
    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.
  • Drum Keepers
    Friday, February 15
    8:00 pm 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.
  • Grandmothers
    Friday, February 15
    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
    Thursday, February 14
    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.
  • Drum Keepers
    Wednesday, February 13
    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
    Tuesday, February 12
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the spiritual connection between Indigenous People and Mother Earth, as portrayed through art and song.
  • Jingle Dress
    Monday, February 11
    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
    Sunday, February 10
    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.
  • Jordin Tootoo
    Saturday, February 9
    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.
  • Sharing The Land
    Friday, February 8
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the spiritual connection between Indigenous People and Mother Earth, as portrayed through art and song.
  • Native Pride
    Friday, February 8
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the significance and the resurgence of Pride within the Aboriginal community.
  • First Nation Invasion
    Thursday, February 7
    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.
  • Jingle Dress
    Wednesday, February 6
    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
    Tuesday, February 5
    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.
  • Aboriginal Suicide: Lost Spirit
    Monday, February 4
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Suicide rates are disproportionately high among First Nations People.
  • When Veterans Dance
    Sunday, February 3
    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.
  • Traditional Healing
    Saturday, February 2
    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.
  • Jordin Tootoo
    Friday, February 1
    8:00 pm 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.
  • Indian Soul Music
    Friday, February 1
    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
    Thursday, January 31
    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
    Wednesday, January 30
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Suicide rates are disproportionately high among First Nations People.
  • When Veterans Dance
    Tuesday, January 29
    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.
  • Sacred Sites Part 1
    Monday, January 28
    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
    Sunday, January 27
    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.
  • Water
    Saturday, January 26
    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.
  • Native Pride
    Friday, January 25
    8:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Exploring the significance and the resurgence of Pride within the Aboriginal community.
  • The Making of Tipi Tales
    Friday, January 25
    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.
  • Long Road, Full Circle Part 2
    Thursday, January 24
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    A two-part expose of Aboriginal gang life in urban and rural environments. Revolving around former and reformed gang member Ervin Chartrand, we relive his physical and mental journey from Vice-President of the Manitoba Warriors, to his involvement and consequent arrest during "Operation Northern Snow". Institutionalized, it was in Stony Mountain penitentiary where he made a life-changing choice to reclaim his heritage, his family and his soul. Chartrand, clean and on the outside, has recovered his ties to Aboriginal healing and spirituality. Pursuing a career in the film and television industry, he now acts as a mentor to Aboriginal youth on the dangers of life on the streets. Experts from the RCMP, Winnipeg Police Services and Corrections Canada share their views on efforts being made to extinguish gangs from the streets of Canadian cities.
  • Sacred Sites Part 1
    Wednesday, January 23
    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
    Tuesday, January 22
    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.
  • Pow Wow Circle
    Monday, January 21
    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
    Sunday, January 20
    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.
  • Indian Cowboys - The Rodeo Trail
    Saturday, January 19
    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.
  • First Nation Invasion
    Friday, January 18
    8:00 pm 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.
  • 2002 Indigenous Games
    Friday, January 18
    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
    Thursday, January 17
    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
    Wednesday, January 16
    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
    Tuesday, January 15
    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.
  • Money for Healing?
    Monday, January 14
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Money for Healing? explores the role money will play in the healing journey of Indian Residential School Survivors, provides a historical recap of the Indian residential school program ,and examines the structure and impacts of the resulting settlement agreement. The story is told through the life experience of Ed Bitternose, a residential school survivor, rancher and community worker from Gordon First Nation (GFN) in Saskatchewan. We visit Ed's community and see firsthand how it has evolved since the days of the residential school. We also discover what impacts the compensatio n payments are having on his community and we also find out about the challenges still being encountered by survivors like Ed who simply want to put this sad and painful chapter behind them. Also appearing in the story are other survivors from GFN, officials from the Federal Government and Jim Miller, a historian from the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Red Man In Blue
    Sunday, January 13
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    In this half hour of The Sharing Circle, we meet Patrol Sergeant Cecil Sveinson. Cecil doesn't fit our stereotype of the typical Winnipeg Police Service patrol sergeant. Born on the Poplar River First Nation on the North East edge of Lake Winnipeg he was a child of the 60's scoop. Cecil grew up in Winnipeg's inner city with his adoptive family and in his youth, never even considered becoming a cop. In this episode of The Sharing Circle, we also follow the service's latest recruit class through their Aboriginal cultural awareness training, we hear from spiritual advisors David Blacksmith and his wife Sheryl, we talk to Winnipeg's newly appointed Chief of Police Keith McCaskill and our cameras follow two general patrol officers on a typical night on the job.
  • Did You Know?
    Saturday, January 12
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    This episode of The Sharing Circle explores some of the more outrageous and bizarre facts concerning the history of the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and Canada, and how these have influenced the political, economic and social conditions of the country's First Peoples.
  • Jingle Dress
    Friday, January 11
    8:00 pm 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.
  • Bingo!
    Friday, January 11
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Games of chance have forever been a part of Aboriginal culture and The Sha ring Circle examines the reigning champ of popular games-Bingo! Despite the fact that most people never win, bingo remains a popular pastime for First Nations people, especially in remote communities. The history and cultural significance of the game is profiled as is one of Canada's largest radio bingos.
  • Storytellers
    Thursday, January 10
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Storytellers examines the multi-media approach to contemporary Aboriginal storytelling through the eyes of young actors enrolled in Arts Mentorship at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People in Winnipeg, Singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, actor Lorne Cardinal, and filmmakers Curtis Kaltenbaugh and Ervin Chartrand.
  • Money for Healing?
    Wednesday, January 9
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    Money for Healing? explores the role money will play in the healing journey of Indian Residential School Survivors, provides a historical recap of the Indian residential school program ,and examines the structure and impacts of the resulting settlement agreement. The story is told through the life experience of Ed Bitternose, a residential school survivor, rancher and community worker from Gordon First Nation (GFN) in Saskatchewan. We visit Ed's community and see firsthand how it has evolved since the days of the residential school. We also discover what impacts the compensatio n payments are having on his community and we also find out about the challenges still being encountered by survivors like Ed who simply want to put this sad and painful chapter behind them. Also appearing in the story are other survivors from GFN, officials from the Federal Government and Jim Miller, a historian from the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Red Man In Blue
    Tuesday, January 8
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    In this half hour of The Sharing Circle, we meet Patrol Sergeant Cecil Sveinson. Cecil doesn't fit our stereotype of the typical Winnipeg Police Service patrol sergeant. Born on the Poplar River First Nation on the North East edge of Lake Winnipeg he was a child of the 60's scoop. Cecil grew up in Winnipeg's inner city with his adoptive family and in his youth, never even considered becoming a cop. In this episode of The Sharing Circle, we also follow the service's latest recruit class through their Aboriginal cultural awareness training, we hear from spiritual advisors David Blacksmith and his wife Sheryl, we talk to Winnipeg's newly appointed Chief of Police Keith McCaskill and our cameras follow two general patrol officers on a typical night on the job.
  • Gold Rush
    Monday, January 7
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    This documentary considers the issues associated with mining on First Nations land. By comparing the experiences of two Quebec First Nations-one already involved in mining, the other considering it-the program reveals the advantages and disadvantages of this sort of endeavour.
  • Re-Learning Our Ways
    Sunday, January 6
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    In aboriginal schools and communities, there's a growing movement to re-connect young people to their traditional ways, inspiring pride in their heritage and self confidence to meet the future.
  • Pauingassi: Portraitof Hope
    Saturday, January 5
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    This story goes behind the headlines by examining how this dry community copes with the serious consequences of widespread alcoholism. It reveals how band members from Pauingassi are looking for healing and strength by reconnecting to traditional ways that were once practiced by their ancestors. Half a century ago, it was the scourge of alcoholism and the advent of Christianity that helped silence the drums and rid the community of sacred objects and ceremonial practices. Today, it?s a long road for the many community members who are fighting addictions, but by reviving old ways they are reconnecting with the Spirit of Pauingassi First Nation and with the source of their strength as a People.
  • Through The Eyes of Elders
    Friday, January 4
    8:00 pm 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.
  • No Room to Grow
    Friday, January 4
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    No Room to Grow puts a face on those struggling to find and keep shelter in Vancouver and Winnipeg, two cities whose residents face specific obstacles. In Vancouver, the crisis is building as the city prepares to host the Olympics; the cost of home is skyrocketing amid land speculation, and more people are on the streets. Tension is rising as the Games draw near. In Winnipeg, hidden homelessness is rampant, and it's having increasing effects on families. Both cities have long waiting lists for social housing, and it will take decades to meet the need at the current pace of new building.
  • Living Earth
    Thursday, January 3
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    As the world teeters on the brink of environmental collapse, this story examines people who respect the indigenous worldview that the Earth is our mother, the rivers lifeblood flowing in her veins, and the plants and animals our brothers and sisters. By looking at the world this way, these people help preserve the environment around them and across the planet, and therefore hold the key to humanity's survival.
  • Gold Rush
    Wednesday, January 2
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    This documentary considers the issues associated with mining on First Nations land. By comparing the experiences of two Quebec First Nations-one already involved in mining, the other considering it-the program reveals the advantages and disadvantages of this sort of endeavour.
  • Re-Learning Our Ways
    Tuesday, January 1
    2:30 am on FNX 9.3
    In aboriginal schools and communities, there's a growing movement to re-connect young people to their traditional ways, inspiring pride in their heritage and self confidence to meet the future.