Proposed and hosted by Lachlan Madill, this second edition of Urban Nations is about Indigenous People who live or work in the Montreal area. The ten episodes series will feature inspiring persons from different Indigenous Nations who are doing something to maintain their culture along with their identity. Each person in the series explains their upbringing and how their culture helped shape who they are today.
The show explores how it is to be Indigenous and living or working in the Montreal area while keeping strong roots to their home communities and traditions. Urban Nations will show the rich Indigenous cultures which have played an important part of Montreal’s history and will continue to be an important part of the city’s future. While educating people, the show also hopes to dispel stereotypes and get people interested in Indigenous cultures.
Jessica Barudin is from the Kwakwak’wakw nation in British Columbia. Living in Montreal is a long way from her roots in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island, but through the work she’s doing promoting healthy living through fitness, nutrition and traditional spirituality, she’s found a way to keep herself and her family close to home.
- Sunday, august 19, 2018 9:00 am
- Sunday, august 19, 2018 5:00 pm
Originally from Ontario, Al Harrington is Ojibway and for the past four years has been organizing the Montreal Pow Wow. Growing up in a non-Indigenous family as well as foster care disconnected him from his culture and identity. It hasn’t been an easy path but Al has been able to heal and find his identity through the power of the Pow Wow.
- Tuesday, august 21, 2018 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, august 22, 2018 12:00 am
- Wednesday, august 22, 2018 5:30 am
- Thursday, august 23, 2018 5:00 am
- Thursday, august 23, 2018 5:00 pm
- Thursday, august 23, 2018 11:30 pm
- Friday, august 24, 2018 1:30 pm