The Awakeners - The Healing Culture
Laura contemplates the richness of her family's Indigenous heritage and culture and the ways her culture and art bring healing. She meets Raymond Gladue, an award winning dancer from the Edmonton Metis Dancers. He tells her his story of the car accident that killed his brother, also a champion dancer, and left Raymond in a wheelchair. However; because of a promise he made to his brother's memory he miraculously recovered to be a champion jigger. She also meets an energetic young woman, Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo who suffered a severe concussion and brain injury but is now a jingle dancer, a traditional art form used for healing.
Recent and Upcoming Airings
11.3 12/2 5:00 pm 11.3 1/13 5:00 pm