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Season 1

Episode 1 – This is Money Rock
Meet some of the key players working for two main communities Marten Falls and Webequie and look at where they are at in the process of preparing themselves and their communities for the proposed Ring of Fire development project. They work to learn from the past and get a vision for their future.

Episode 2 – Everything’s Connected
Before any industry projects like the Ring of Fire can go forward in Northern Ontario, the Far North Act stipulates that they must include a land use plan presented by the communities affected. Looks at how the community of Webequie is developing its land use plan.

Episode 3 – Healing Ourselves
Basic health and social services are essential elements in any communities development. Webequie has an unemployment rate of 95 %. Marten Falls has been on a boil water advisory for over 10 years, but their number one health and social services issue is OxyContin addiction that has devastated both communities. But there is hope with the Suboxone clinics and traditional healing programs for community members.

Episode 4 – Strange New Place
There is no high school in the community of Marten Falls, so students have to move to the south to continue their education in the city of Thunder Bay. The challenges of the big city can takes its toll, as students try to navigate through life away from home and get an education so they can qualify for those jobs at the Ring of Fire.

Episode 5 – Are We Ready?
The ultimate plan for the communities within by the Ring of Fire region is to have their people “get up in the morning with a purpose” and have work at the mine. The communities along with industry are preparing the people with training and employment programs in various areas relating to the mining sector.

Episode 6 – Our Land Is Our Survival
The potential impacts of the Ring of Fire on the environment, animals and traditional way of life is one of the most important issues the communities of Webequie and Marten Falls have to deal with. The knowledge and guidance of the hunters, trappers and land users is the key to lead the way for how the communities will deal with the proposed mining project. They want a deal that will protect their lands, watersheds, communities, wildlife and the traditional way of life that has sustained them for centuries.