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Chaos & Courage

Chaos & Courage profiles the fearless and inspirational Indigenous women who serve, protect and rescue. From the front lines to their home fires, episodes feature powerful stories of female police officers, paramedics, rescue workers, firefighters, soldiers and advocates, all who work tirelessly in their jobs, and privately, to build connections that elevate their culture and make their communities stronger.

  • Walking with Our Sisters
    Saturday, February 27
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    As of late 2013, the RCMP reported 1,181 Aboriginal women confirmed either missing or murdered since 1980. This number represents an epidemic that targets Aboriginal women like no other demographic. Meet the women who work tirelessly to bring attention to this matter, in hopes of triggering a national inquiry.
  • Walking with Our Sisters
    Tuesday, March 2
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    As of late 2013, the RCMP reported 1,181 Aboriginal women confirmed either missing or murdered since 1980. This number represents an epidemic that targets Aboriginal women like no other demographic. Meet the women who work tirelessly to bring attention to this matter, in hopes of triggering a national inquiry.
  • Chance for Change
    Wednesday, March 3
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal gangs provide a pseudo-family dynamic for those who otherwise fall through the cracks. But female members and associates are often used as prostitutes and drug mules by gang leaders. Meet three courageous women who walked away, and now struggle with recovery from addiction, and the violent crimes of their past.
  • Chance for Change
    Saturday, March 6
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal gangs provide a pseudo-family dynamic for those who otherwise fall through the cracks. But female members and associates are often used as prostitutes and drug mules by gang leaders. Meet three courageous women who walked away, and now struggle with recovery from addiction, and the violent crimes of their past.
  • Chance for Change
    Tuesday, March 9
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal gangs provide a pseudo-family dynamic for those who otherwise fall through the cracks. But female members and associates are often used as prostitutes and drug mules by gang leaders. Meet three courageous women who walked away, and now struggle with recovery from addiction, and the violent crimes of their past.
  • Rcmp Coast to Coast
    Wednesday, March 10
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Female Aboriginal RCMP officers from BC's Fraser Valley and Halifax Nova Scotia, share stories of what it means to be a native cop serving both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Their unexpected struggle is to overcome the stigma of the RCMP within their own communities.
  • Rcmp Coast to Coast
    Saturday, March 13
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Female Aboriginal RCMP officers from BC's Fraser Valley and Halifax Nova Scotia, share stories of what it means to be a native cop serving both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Their unexpected struggle is to overcome the stigma of the RCMP within their own communities.
  • Rcmp Coast to Coast
    Tuesday, March 16
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Female Aboriginal RCMP officers from BC's Fraser Valley and Halifax Nova Scotia, share stories of what it means to be a native cop serving both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Their unexpected struggle is to overcome the stigma of the RCMP within their own communities.
  • Critical Incident
    Wednesday, March 17
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    A survivor of work-related PTSD, paramedic Andrea Seymour is the former Critical Incident Stress Management Coordinator for BC's Ambulance Service. Andrea knows firsthand the importance of providing care for first responders traumatized by what they see on the job, trauma that can lead to PTSD.
  • Critical Incident
    Saturday, March 20
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    A survivor of work-related PTSD, paramedic Andrea Seymour is the former Critical Incident Stress Management Coordinator for BC's Ambulance Service. Andrea knows firsthand the importance of providing care for first responders traumatized by what they see on the job, trauma that can lead to PTSD.
  • Critical Incident
    Tuesday, March 23
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    A survivor of work-related PTSD, paramedic Andrea Seymour is the former Critical Incident Stress Management Coordinator for BC's Ambulance Service. Andrea knows firsthand the importance of providing care for first responders traumatized by what they see on the job, trauma that can lead to PTSD.
  • Protecting Our Children
    Wednesday, March 24
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Of the 30,000 children in ministry care across Canada, half are Aboriginal. Most of these children are removed not only from family, but from community and culture, and few are equipped to cope once they age out of the system. Meet some of the women, including BC's Representative for Children, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, working to address this issue.
  • Protecting Our Children
    Saturday, March 27
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Of the 30,000 children in ministry care across Canada, half are Aboriginal. Most of these children are removed not only from family, but from community and culture, and few are equipped to cope once they age out of the system. Meet some of the women, including BC's Representative for Children, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, working to address this issue.
  • Protecting Our Children
    Tuesday, March 30
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Of the 30,000 children in ministry care across Canada, half are Aboriginal. Most of these children are removed not only from family, but from community and culture, and few are equipped to cope once they age out of the system. Meet some of the women, including BC's Representative for Children, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, working to address this issue.
  • True North
    Wednesday, March 31
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    From Carcross in the Yukon Territory to the far reaches of Nunavut, life in Canada's north can be a real challenge. Thin ice, avalanches and polar bears are just some of the threats these women have encountered, and they've all learned to survive, by blending modern-day technologies with tried-and-true traditions passed on through the generations.
  • True North
    Saturday, April 3
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    From Carcross in the Yukon Territory to the far reaches of Nunavut, life in Canada's north can be a real challenge. Thin ice, avalanches and polar bears are just some of the threats these women have encountered, and they've all learned to survive, by blending modern-day technologies with tried-and-true traditions passed on through the generations.
  • True North
    Tuesday, April 6
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    From Carcross in the Yukon Territory to the far reaches of Nunavut, life in Canada's north can be a real challenge. Thin ice, avalanches and polar bears are just some of the threats these women have encountered, and they've all learned to survive, by blending modern-day technologies with tried-and-true traditions passed on through the generations.
  • Military
    Wednesday, April 7
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal women serving in Canada's armed forces are often introduced to military service through an Aboriginal program such as Raven, Bold Eagle or Black Bear. But once they integrate as regular soldiers, they are treated just like anyone else. No favouritism means equal opportunity for all - whether for promotion, or for postings in war zones overseas.
  • Military
    Saturday, April 10
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal women serving in Canada's armed forces are often introduced to military service through an Aboriginal program such as Raven, Bold Eagle or Black Bear. But once they integrate as regular soldiers, they are treated just like anyone else. No favouritism means equal opportunity for all - whether for promotion, or for postings in war zones overseas.
  • Military
    Tuesday, April 13
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal women serving in Canada's armed forces are often introduced to military service through an Aboriginal program such as Raven, Bold Eagle or Black Bear. But once they integrate as regular soldiers, they are treated just like anyone else. No favouritism means equal opportunity for all - whether for promotion, or for postings in war zones overseas.
  • Wildlife Conservation
    Wednesday, April 14
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal women and men from three BC communities do their part to protect and conserve wildlife. From whales to salmon to falcons, all species are dependent on us to maintain the delicate balance of the habitats we share with them. Ultimately, we alone can protect them from the negative impacts of our own behaviours.
  • Wildlife Conservation
    Saturday, April 17
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal women and men from three BC communities do their part to protect and conserve wildlife. From whales to salmon to falcons, all species are dependent on us to maintain the delicate balance of the habitats we share with them. Ultimately, we alone can protect them from the negative impacts of our own behaviours.
  • Wildlife Conservation
    Tuesday, April 20
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Aboriginal women and men from three BC communities do their part to protect and conserve wildlife. From whales to salmon to falcons, all species are dependent on us to maintain the delicate balance of the habitats we share with them. Ultimately, we alone can protect them from the negative impacts of our own behaviours.
  • Housing Crisis
    Wednesday, April 21
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    From Attawapiskat to Edmonton, the waitlists for Aboriginal housing across Canada remain in the thousands, with no way to keep up with demand. The women on the front lines confront our housing crisis at its root - the infliction of dependence upon a federal government either unwilling or ill-equipped to accommodate those in its care.
  • Housing Crisis
    Saturday, April 24
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    From Attawapiskat to Edmonton, the waitlists for Aboriginal housing across Canada remain in the thousands, with no way to keep up with demand. The women on the front lines confront our housing crisis at its root - the infliction of dependence upon a federal government either unwilling or ill-equipped to accommodate those in its care.
  • Housing Crisis
    Tuesday, April 27
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    From Attawapiskat to Edmonton, the waitlists for Aboriginal housing across Canada remain in the thousands, with no way to keep up with demand. The women on the front lines confront our housing crisis at its root - the infliction of dependence upon a federal government either unwilling or ill-equipped to accommodate those in its care.
  • Kids In Crisis
    Wednesday, April 28
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Inhalant abuse runs rampant among the youth of many First Nations communities across the country. The White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Centre provides immersive programs to help teenaged girls kick the habit, and reconnect with their Aboriginal cultures, while nearby Cartier Farms uses horse therapy to teach the girls about trust and bonding.
  • Kids In Crisis
    Saturday, May 1
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Inhalant abuse runs rampant among the youth of many First Nations communities across the country. The White Buffalo Youth Inhalant Centre provides immersive programs to help teenaged girls kick the habit, and reconnect with their Aboriginal cultures, while nearby Cartier Farms uses horse therapy to teach the girls about trust and bonding.

 

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  • Walking with Our Sisters
    Wednesday, February 24
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    As of late 2013, the RCMP reported 1,181 Aboriginal women confirmed either missing or murdered since 1980. This number represents an epidemic that targets Aboriginal women like no other demographic. Meet the women who work tirelessly to bring attention to this matter, in hopes of triggering a national inquiry.
  • Midwives
    Tuesday, February 23
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Pre-contact, midwifery was a traditional practice among First Nations across the country. Driven underground for over a century, Midwifery is currently enjoying a long overdue reclamation. Meet the women at the helm of this movement, and hear how this ancient practice benefits the health of mother and child, and their community.
  • Midwives
    Saturday, February 20
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    Pre-contact, midwifery was a traditional practice among First Nations across the country. Driven underground for over a century, Midwifery is currently enjoying a long overdue reclamation. Meet the women at the helm of this movement, and hear how this ancient practice benefits the health of mother and child, and their community.
  • Midwives
    Wednesday, February 17
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Pre-contact, midwifery was a traditional practice among First Nations across the country. Driven underground for over a century, Midwifery is currently enjoying a long overdue reclamation. Meet the women at the helm of this movement, and hear how this ancient practice benefits the health of mother and child, and their community.
  • Coastal Queens
    Tuesday, February 16
    2:00 am on FNX 9.3
    When the BC Ferry Queen of the North sank off Gil Island in March 2006, the nearby tiny coastal community of Hartley Bay responded en masse. The women who participated in the rescue of the stricken ship's passengers have since become champions for the protection the coastal area they call home.
  • Coastal Queens
    Wednesday, February 10
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    When the BC Ferry Queen of the North sank off Gil Island in March 2006, the nearby tiny coastal community of Hartley Bay responded en masse. The women who participated in the rescue of the stricken ship's passengers have since become champions for the protection the coastal area they call home.
  • Remote Rescue
    Wednesday, February 3
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    LaRonge, Saskatchewan is home to one of the largest remote response EMT units in Canada. Jody and Kristen know the risks all too well. With all the tragedy they encounter, there also comes much joy. Experience the phenomenal perseverance these women demonstrate on a daily basis.
  • Urban Rescue
    Wednesday, January 27
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Terri-lee, Faye, and Geri work with some of Edmonton's most disenfranchised and they seem to be fighting an uphill battle. See how they help others deal with their housing, social and medical needs, all while keeping hope within the community.
  • Tribal Police
    Wednesday, January 20
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Being a female officer on a Tribal Police force can be very hard, but it does have its advantages. One of them is being able to deal with situations in the community in a way that outside officers might not be able to. Farica Prince and Hadija Little-Wolf share their stories of inspiration as well as their scariest moments.
  • Officer Down
    Wednesday, January 13
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    In 2006 RCMP Constable Robin Cameron and her partner were shot in the line of duty. She was a member of the Beardy First Nation and has left a legacy for the community to celebrate and inspire others.
  • Into The Fire
    Wednesday, January 6
    9:00 pm on FNX 9.3
    Half of the fire department in the Six Nations are women, including twins Jesse and Dakota. Half a country away in the Okanogan of BC, Janelle shares her story of overcoming addictions and becoming one of three members on the Okanogan fire department.