Ottawa

Noongom

Noongom - Poster

Noongom

Year: 2015
Producer: Gabrielle Fayant and Christine Thibeault
Genre: Lifestyle
Host: Gabrielle Fayant

Noongom (Algonquin for "today") highlights the impact that a new generation of Aboriginal Peoples are making on the National Capital Region. Host Gabrielle Fayant showcases the work and creativity of Ottawa’s local Aboriginal youth, offering a fresh perspective that’s filled with humour and history. From large celebrations to homelessness, Noongom explores different cultures and stereotypes head-on to help people better understand what it means to be Aboriginal in Ottawa today.

Episodes

Episode 1: How to Do a Powwow

Gabrielle gives viewers a lesson in Powwows 101 by attending the Ottawa Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival. Greg Meekis, an aboriginal drummer, talks about the power of the drum and Gabriel Castilloux shares her story about how she became a jingle dress dancer. Gabrielle also guides the audience through powwow etiquette and discovers helpful tips for first-time festival goers.

Episode 2: Homeless in the Homelands

Indigenous people often move to urban centers for opportunities that are not offered on reserves or remote communities. Indigenous people that have moved to the city are 8 times more likely to experience homelessness. Gabrielle meets Kevin, Carrie and Pudloo to help break the stigma surrounding aboriginal homelessness and visits Shawenjeagamik, the only indigenous homeless drop-in in Ottawa.

Episode 3: Decolonization 101

When talking about Indigenous people today, we often hear words like colonization, assimilation, indigenize. But what do all these terms mean? What is the real history of this land and where did the relationship go wrong? In short, a lot of pain and trauma continue to hurt Indigenous peoples however we need all Canadians in order to bring reconciliation to this land. We need allies.

You Might Also Like

Who Runs This Town?

Ever wonder who really runs this town? We are on a mission to find out. We profile the real leaders of Canada’s communities through a unique perspective – a pair of running shoes. We share stories from a wide range of inspirational Canadians, who all happen to be runners. This is not a hard-core running show; it is meant to inspire viewers to get outside, explore their communities and do some good.

Transition Garden

Learn gardening basics in Transition Garden! 

Feist-y

Host Claire Bouvier meets with some of Kingston's most interesting and eclectic personalities. 

The Mining Days

More than two centuries of Canadian history from the coal mines of Cape Breton. It is a story of resilience put to test, human exploitation, courage and friendship born in the deeps. With surprising historical twists and Cape Breton humor it takes you from the moment coal was first discovered on the island to the modern days when the industry seemed to be gone forever.

#startupeast

#startupeast takes a deeper look at what drives the success of top entrepreneurs from Atlantic Canada as they navigate through the process of operating their own companies. 

Love is Color Blind

Can interracial couples thrive? Specifically, what about chinese-caucasian couples? Love is Color Blind sets up to explore the many shades of inter-cultural love! 

Studio Tour

Studio Tour is a thoughtful exploration of what it means to live and work as an artist in Atlantic Canada. Host Matt Brown takes you inside the studios of Atlantic Canada’s most esteemed artists providing an exceptional and profound insight into their visions and creations.

Lovers and Fighters

When artists face adverse circumstances and unusual challenges, they do not shy away, but instead pursue their passions with more gusto and determination. Step inside the lives of these passionate individuals and understand their unique and thought provoking artistic endeavors that they have relentlessly pursued for your viewing pleasure.

Make Me a Polar Bear Guide

Chris and Trevor are rocketing toward a midlife crisis, but they have a plan. Instead of convertibles and divorces, these two buddies from community college try to make something of themselves as… polar bear guides.

Trekkit ATV

Ever wonder who really runs this town? We are on a mission to find out. We profile the real leaders of Canada’s communities through a unique perspective – a pair of running shoes. We share stories from a wide range of inspirational Canadians, who all happen to be runners. This is not a hard-core running show; it is meant to inspire viewers to get outside, explore their communities and do some good.

Business Talks with Rashida Geddes

Rashida Geddes, millennial coach and business mentor, brings together a stellar list of Montreal business gurus who share their expertise and insights on how to navigate the corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit worlds to achieve success. She leverages her coaching and business experience to engage in meaningful conversations delivering the audience actionable tips to motivate career success.

DIY Mom Christmas Special

Watch as DIY MOM Rebekah Higgs decorates her home for the holidays on a budget.