Proposed and hosted by Lachlan Madill, Urban Nations is a new program about Indigenous People who live or work in the Montreal area. The ten episode series will feature inspiring individuals from different Indigenous nations who are doing something unique 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 unveils how it is to be Indigenous and living or working in the Montreal area while keeping strong roots in one’s home community 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 history.
Wesley Cote is an Algonquin from the Kitigan-Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. The third year medical student lives in Montreal and attends McGill University. Wesley Côté turned his life around and decided to go to university after his home was raided, which resulted in a drug charge. His decision was influenced by his wife, his community and his participation to traditional ceremonies. He now hopes to incorporate traditional medicine to his practice once he becomes a Doctor.
Wesley Cote, Medical Student, McGill University; Marie-Cécile Nottaway, Wesley’s Wife; Suzanne Nottaway, Marie-Cécile’s Mother
- Saturday, august 19, 2017 4:30 pm
- Sunday, august 20, 2017 10:00 am
- Sunday, august 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Dr. Stanley Vollant is from the Innu community of Pessamit and is the first Indigenous surgeon in Quebec. He was raised by his grandparents and learned how to live in the bush. His Innu culture and values are the foundation of who he is today. He promotes healthy living to Indigenous youth, and teaches them to be proud of their culture. In this episode, he shares his own story and talks of the importance of following our dreams.
Dr. Stanley Vollant, Surgeon; Sophie Choron, Student; Pierre Craig, Retired Journalist
- Tuesday, august 22, 2017 10:00 am
- Tuesday, august 22, 2017 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, august 23, 2017 12:00 am
- Wednesday, august 23, 2017 1:00 pm
- Thursday, august 24, 2017 4:30 am
- Thursday, august 24, 2017 11:00 am
- Thursday, august 24, 2017 6:00 pm
- Friday, august 25, 2017 1:00 am
- Friday, august 25, 2017 2:00 pm