THE SHARING CIRCLE
SEASON 12 EPISODES 1 - 10
1. Other Races Adopting the Red Culture
Airs November 15th, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs January 7th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
In the opening episode of the season, The Sharing Circle explores the controversial issue of non-native people practicing Aboriginal spiritual ways. When does appreciation become exploitation? On one hand, some perceive that the richness of indigenous wisdom needs to be shared with other peoples. Others feel that when people adopt aspects of a culture without respecting the whole system of beliefs, values, and practices of that people, it becomes appropriation.
2. Pictures of the Past: Rock Paintings of the Canadian Shield
Airs November 22nd, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs January 14th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
Week two of The Sharing Circle examines the mysterious rock paintings in Northern Saskatchewan. This fascinating story studies the spiritual meaning behind these ancient pictographs, some dating back as far as 2000 years. We provide insight into the people that made them and offer explanations for they're incredible durability.
3. Unbroken Circle
Airs November 29th, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs January 21st, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
In week three The Sharing Circle documents the role of Traditional ceremonies in First Nations culture. European customs and beliefs have had a devastating effect on the traditional Spiritual practices of Aboriginal peoples. This episode of the Sharing Circle looks at how many of these ceremonies are being rediscovered, celebrated, and shared once again.
Airs December 6th, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs January 28th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
During the mid-20th Century, thousands of Aboriginal children were taken from the care of their birth parents and put up for adoption, mostly to white middle class families in Canada and the United States. This week The Sharing Circle looks at cross cultural adoption, coming home, and it's affects on the birth families, adoptive parents, and the adoptees themselves.
Airs December 13th, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs February 4th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
Over the past 2 decades, Aboriginal People have begun to make their marks in the business world. Many of our people believe that developing aboriginal enterprises is a key to the long-term survival of Canada's First Nations. Others worry that becoming involved in a profit oriented system is contrary to our traditional beliefs. This week the Sharing Circle looks at the challenge of balancing our traditional values with the contemporary world of business.
Airs December 20th, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs February 11th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N
Week six of The Sharing Circle features enigmatic artist, story-teller and philosopher, Dale Auger. Through colour, form and creatively crafted words, Dale's messages reflect the values and virtues of traditional Aboriginal philosophy. Dale weaves images and pictures in his own unique style. His art takes his audience to a deeper level of understanding of Canada's Indigenous Peoples.
Airs December 27th, 2003 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs February 18th, 2003 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N
The Treaties written more than a century ago are the foundation on which this nation is built. For most people they remain unseen...and unappreciated. In week seven The Sharing Circle examines the Treaties between the First Nations and the Dominion of Canada, their historic and future significance, and modern day misconceptions.
Airs January 3rd, 2004 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs February 25th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
For three decades the northern Manitoba community of Norway House has hosted 'York Boat Days'. This annual event draws visitors and competitive York Boat racers from around the globe. In week eight The Sharing Circle travels to York Boat Days, looks at the many activities that take place and provides insight into the mammoth effort by the community to stage such a demanding undertaking.
Airs January 10th, 2004 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs March 3rd, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
In week nine of The Sharing Circle... an in-depth look at blues musician Billy Joe Green. With testimonials and stories from Billy Joe, his counterparts and friends in the business, this documentary focuses on this respected blues man's life long search for what he calls 'The origination of the Blues.'
Airs January 17th, 2004 @ 7:00 pm on A-Channel
Airs March 10th, 2004 @ 2:30 pm on A.P.T.N.
In week ten The Sharing Circle looks at Aboriginal Peoples' traditional and historic relationship with the land. In the face of changing times and changing values, Nelson House elder Madeline Spence and her husband Wellington, are making a concerted effort to pass their valued knowledge of Mother Earth to future generations.
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