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Episode 01: Birch Bark Canoe (Wigwaas Jiimaanan)
Episode 01: Birch Bark Canoe (Wigwaas Jiimaanan)
Six Indigenous strangers are dropped into the woods with no food, supplies, or shelter. As they learn to patch birchbark canoes, the reality of the adventure affects Ebony.
Episode 02: Fire (Eshkootey)
Episode 02: Fire (Eshkootey)
A wet and cold first night affects Gabriella and the others. Elder Charlie teaches them the life-saving art of starting fire with flint, while Michela’s fears over their food supply grows.
Episode 03: Shelter (Tambinshumwin)
Episode 03: Shelter (Tambinshumwin)
Venturing on their first paddle in hopefully patched-up canoes, the Adventurers are eager to learn proper shelter construction from Knowledge Keeper Caleb Musgrave, or face another cold rainy night.
Episode 04: Fish (La Mes)
Episode 04: Fish (La Mes)
After an extremely long paddle on the open lake, Caleb and Brendan must deal with their canoe problems but are relieved to learn the art of net making on a secluded beach.
Episode 05: Smoke (Pisqwala Biskwalbitaoo)
Episode 05: Smoke (Pisqwala Biskwalbitaoo)
Food gone and net empty, the strain is telling on Gabriella as Elder Mary arrives with a gift and teaching that drives home the harsh reality of survival.
Episode 06: Snare (Nagowagin)
Episode 06: Snare (Nagowagin)
After eating ‘bush sushi’, the Adventurers paddle to a new camp with the hopes of better securing food, the struggling Gabriella must be intercepted by the medic on the open water.
Episode 07: Five (Ninanin)
Episode 07: Five (Ninanin)
Tempers flare as hunger, exhaustion, and no reprieve from one another pushes someone past the point of no return.
Episode 08: Medicine (Mushkigwin)
Episode 08: Medicine (Mushkigwin)
Michela struggles on the choppy lake, while Brendan and Caleb continue to take on water, as they make way to a new camp where Medicine Woman Pauline brings knowledge for their bodies and insights for spiritual awakening.
Episode 09: Beaver (Amik)
Episode 09: Beaver (Amik)
Moving to a processing camp the adventurers hope to maximize the areas resources, but with so little food and energy, success with their newest teaching could make or break them.
Episode 10: Fur (Awayan)
Episode 10: Fur (Awayan)
Tim discovers the valuable beaver pelts have gone missing in the night. With beaver jerky now their only source of food, Michela maybe takes on too much, committing herself to maintain their trap lines.
Episode 11: Trap (Waneegan)
Episode 11: Trap (Waneegan)
Low energy and missing home and family is straining nerves. Needing to move on they welcome a change of camp and a new lesson in deadfall traps, even as winter looms.
Episode 12: Journey (Muta)
Episode 12: Journey (Muta)
Everything comes to a head as heavy snow signals the nearing of the end of the journey. Their final days are filled with a mixture of melancholy, excitement, bow making, and reflection.
Episode 13: Reunion (Mamo)
Episode 13: Reunion (Mamo)
Knowledge Keeper Caleb Musgrave, who takes them back to see their journey, share what they went through, and give a powerful look at how it has changed the course of their lives, finally reunites the Adventurers for the first time.