This Week On â€˜Global Currents’â€¦ â€œRich Nationâ€
Saturday, December 16th at 7 p.m. ET/PT (60 mins.)
Rich Nation follows a new generation of aboriginal leaders who are turning adversities into triumphs, making a difference in their lives and their communities by defying the odds and running successful and profitable businesses. Many of these leaders grew up in difficult and challenging environments void of any love and support, often facing emotional, physical and sexual abuse. For years, the old residential school of St. Eugene Mission near Cranbrook was a place of horrors for many aboriginals. Today, the school still stands but is now a five-star resort, owned and operated by the same children it once housed, generating jobs, profit and new hope for the community. Produced by award-winning director Mark Miller with contributions from Gemini winner and anchor Kevin Newman, the documentary shows how First Nations across Canada are turning from a painful past of government dependence to a self-sufficient and self-reliant future, making them the fastest growing business sector today.
About â€˜GLOBAL CURRENTS’: Global National’s Kevin Newman hosts this critically acclaimed documentary series committed to revealing extraordinary perspectives and issues affecting all Canadians. Each one-hour, independently-produced documentary represents the talents of Canada’s best socio-political, environmental, humanist and scientific documentary filmmakers.
A new season of Global Currents begins in March 2007. Encore presentations of this season’s documentaries will begin January 2007.