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Season 1

Episode 1- Talon Pascal: Time Traveler
Seventeen-year-old Talon Pascal has spent years learning ancient, nearly lost Indigenous skills. From hunting on horseback to building pit houses, flintknapping and constructing bows and arrows, Talon aims to live off the land just as his ancestors did.
Episode 2- Neveah Pine: The Voice of Disruption
Grade 10 student Nevaeh Pine is a proud Ojibwe teen from Garden River First Nation who uses public speaking to advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two-Spirit people. She also helps launch her school’s first assembly for Red Dress Day.
Episode 3- Trechelle Bunn: Movement Is Medecine
University of Manitoba hockey player Tréchelle Bunn takes her motto of “movement is medicine” to a new level when she organizes Canada’s first-ever Reconciliation Run on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in her family’s home community of Birtle, Man.
Episode 4- Cole Clark and Dylan Hope: Northern Stars
Cole Clark is a 22-year-old Tlicho Dene warrior who works with unhoused youth in Yellowknife. His hobby is filming local rappers like Dylan Hope, who raps about life as an Indigenous youth. Together, they’re taking centre stage at Folk on the Rocks.
Episode 5- Isaac Garcia: It’s All Relative
Sixteen-year-old Dakota and Ojibwe warrior Isaac Garcia started “Isaac’s Blessing Bags” in elementary school to collect and distribute essentials to the unsheltered population in St. Paul, Minn. He rallies both classmates and family to help with the project.
Episode 6- Hailey Rose: Speaking Out
At only 19 years old, university student Hailey Rose is speaking out for Indigenous youth across Saskatchewan and Canada. In this episode, she organizes a special powwow to promote a topic near and dear to her heart: Indigenous youth mental health.
Episode 7- Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe and Kayla Spencer-Young: IndigeSTEM
Indigenous students are severely underrepresented in STEM programs. At Dawson College in Montreal, students Kayla and Rotshennón:ni combat this reality by starting a hands-on club for Indigenous students that combines Two-Eyed Seeing and western science.
Episode 8- Kyrstin Dumont: Gorgeous Diversity
Decolonizing fashion can take many forms. For 20-year-old Algonquin student activist Kyrstin Dumont, it means redefining the industry through an Indigenous lens. Kyrstin is organizing her first fashion show featuring all Indigenous designers and models.
Episode 9- Sophia Sidarous: Protect & Defend
At just 20 years old, law student Sophia Sidarous is a veteran land defender and water protector who has led many protests. Now she’s safeguarding Mi’kmaw land from encroachment and travelling back to her community in New Brunswick for a traditional powwow.
Episode 10- Kya Steinbach-Parker: Bridging the Gap
Kya Steinbach-Parker, aged 17, is a determined education activist who successfully lobbied for an Indigenous history class in her high school. Her goal is to help her province achieve the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action around education.
Episode 11- Rylee Nepinak: Taking Anishiative
Rylee Nepinak co-founded Anishiative, a Winnipeg organization that connects Indigenous youth to inner-city outreach projects. When he learned of a suicide crisis in northern Manitoba, he began introducing Cree youth to traditional healing ceremonies.
Episode 12- Cherokee Riders: We Remember Part 1
Five young Cherokee women train to retrace the infamous Trail of Tears their ancestors endured during their forced displacement 200 years ago. The women ready themselves emotionally and physically for a gruelling bike ride that covers 950 miles and six states.
Episode 13- Cherokee Riders: We Remember Part 2
Five young Cherokee women complete a gruelling 950-mile bike ride that retraces the path of their ancestors’ forced displacement. They arrive home to an emotional welcome and reflect on the importance of keeping their history alive for future generations.