Season 1 comes to an end in southern Ontario in the traditional lands of the Oneida Nation, where the boyz break some axes as they try for themselves an old technique of pounding ash; and later, learn the difficult art of weaving baskets. Finally, they gather around a fire to recall the most memorable moments of their journey.
The boys travel to the community of Munsee-Delaware Nation in southern Ontario, where they start the day by gathering walnuts. Later, they go deep into the forest to learn how to pick sweet flag, a traditional medicine used for thousands of years to treat colds and flus.
The boyz visit the Ojibway community of Chippewas of the Thames in southern Ontario, where they are taught the importance and steps of setting up a traditional sweat ceremony as they prepare the medicines and the land. Later, they are given an important history lesson involving the community's residential school legacy.
The boys travel to the unceded territory known as Walpole Island, where they meet someone with the reputation of being the "ultimate duck hunter." There, they make their first attempt at handling and firing a gun by themselves. While Asivak isn't keen on killing any more animals, Mahiigan surprises everyone with his willingness to learn.
After arriving at Stony Point First Nation, the boyz are taken to the forest, where they compete to gather the most flint. Later, they learn how to make a fire, build a traditional Ojibway shelter and spend another scary night outdoors.
Asivak and Mahiigan end their summer journey along the Ontario coast of James Bay, which they consider special because it's their great-grandparents' homeland. Included: Graves are visited and prayers are sent to the spirit world. Also: Water fowl is hunted on the marshes; the boys learn how to set up mud decoys and operate a firearm safely; and finally, they cook their catch in a traditional Cree smokehouse.
The boys visit Moose Factory Island, where they learn the importance of teamwork, staying focused and patience. Also: They are taught how to build a traditional Cree lean-to-shelter in the bush, where they end up spending the night. In the morning, they attempt to master a common technique used when fishing.
The boyz tour the Algonquin community of Eagle Village First Nation in Quebec, where they learn to make a quick lean-to-shelter in case they ever find themselves in an emergency situation. Another lesson comes as they watch how to cut and peel birch bark without damaging the tree. Then, the wood is molded into bowls that can hold boiling water over an open fire.
The boys learn to carve a paddle and make a traditional canoe during their visit to Temagami First Nation in northern Ontario. Later, they take their boat out on the fresh waters and set up some dangerous beaver traps along the shore.
Time spent with the Nippissing First Nation includes a lesson on the significance of working together as a brotherly team. Also: Some local youth demonstrate the steps of setting up a tepee; and they gather around a drum for some traditional singing.
Two urbanized Cree teenagers from Toronto embark on a life-altering quest to visit 13 distinct Canadian rural indigenous communities in this series, which begins with their arrival to the Mohawk community in Six Nations of the Grand River. Included: The boys learn the proper way to handle and pick plants used for traditional medicine and food; and they face the unfamiliar task of cooking dinner for themselves.
Cast & Details
Premiered: January 6, 2016
Premise: Two urbanized Cree teenagers from Toronto embark on a life-altering quest to visit 13 distinct Canadian rural indigenous communities.