In this special edition of InFocus with host Melissa Ridgen, we hear the perspectives of community hosts and producers of the three part series, First Contact.
The show features six non-Indigenous Canadians with negative stereotypical views of Indigenous Peoples in Canada who are taken on a 28 day journey.
It’s an experience that opens their eyes to the daily reality and the beauty of Indigenous cultures.
First Contact had a number of community hosts on the three part series including Michael Champagne, James Favel and Bernadette Smith in Winnipeg who share their experience with Melissa on what it was like to open themselves up to the sometimes harsh views and beliefs of the show participants.
Two of the show’s producers also join us to speak about where the idea for the series came from, and the process they went through in bringing this series to life.
First Contact is produced by Animik See Digital Productions, Nüman Films and Indios Productions for APTN.