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CBC Television Documentary on Ottawa’s Urban Aboriginal Scene Airs Saturday

Capital NDNS, hosted and produced by Waubgeshig Rice, explores the experiences of urban Indigenous youth in Canada’s capital city, compared to other Canadian cities.

Julie “Winnipeg Jules” Lafreniere recently reflected that, as a new resident of Ottawa, she hadn’t yet found the pulse of the Indigenous scene there – especially coming from Winnipeg where the culture is so visibile and vital.

In an interview on CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning – Examining Ottawa’s Urban Aboriginal Scene – Waub Rice describes an urban community that is starting to build and “create a lot of noise”, thanks, in part, to A Tribe Called Red and their monthly Electric Powwow. It’s exciting to know the community is beginning to flourish, culturally, gather and create.

The one-hour follows four individuals to paint a picture of their shared experiences and common struggles.

Capital NDNS airs this Saturday at 7 pm on CBC Television.