Down2Earth is a documentary series that features Indigenous communities and individuals who are involved in land stewardship, clean energy, environmental action and sustainable living. Down2Earth visits Indigenous people across Canada and world-wide who use traditional knowledge and science to care for the earth. The series won the 2011 Environmental Media Award for best environmental documentary series in Canada.
The series combines stunning HD visuals of the flora and fauna of rainforests, tundra, mountains, lakes, oceans and rivers with intimate and revealing conversations with our featured guests. The series shares environmental success stories that inspire viewers to take more responsibility for preserving and restoring the earth for future generations.
The first season of Down2earth, hosted by Art Napoleon (Cree) is broadcast on APTN in Canada and NITV in Australia. Season two will begin airing on APTN in January 2013, with hosts Steve Sxwithul’txw (Coast Salish) and Leigh Joseph (Coast Salish).
Down2Earth features stories about
Down2Earth wi kihci cakastepayiniwa ta ka mamskotamihk tansi ohi nehiyaw nakatiyimowinowak ka atoskatahkwaw kanaciwipimatisiwin ka kispewihtwaw isi nakayaskamowin
Down2Earth papamih kiwikawew nehiyawak asawihk Canada, misiweskamik ekwa akamaskihk. ohi ka apacihtatwaw isistawin kiskiyehtamowina ekwa iyinesowin ka kiskinihamakosihk tansi ta nakatehtamihk oma askiy. ekwotawicih ki otawewak anima mawaci kamiyosik 2011 Environmental Media Award
metoni cakastenakwana wapikwanesa ekwa pisiskowak ayi ohci kimiwaniwih sakahk, asiniwaciya, sakahikana, kihcihkamikwa ekwa sipiyipiya, ekwa masinipayihtawak mitoni kehtina acimowina ka wici acimostatohk
ewokoni acimowina ka wapatewetwaw nawac poko sihkiskakwewak ayisinowak ta manacihtatwaw askiy ohi ohci ote nekan nawac kawi pe nehtawiketwaw
mwecipeyakwaw ka ati-kweskayak mameskotaskewin. Down2Earth, Art Napoleon wehehtam anta APTN ota Canada ekwa NITV ante Australia. mweciniso ekwa kawi ati-kweskayak mameskotaskewin ta maci cakastepayiw anta APTN January 2013 nehi ascih wehewiwak Steve Sxwithul’txw ekwa Leigh Joseph Coast Salish askiy ohci
Down2Earth mamskohtamwak acimowina aya ohci
WRITER/DIRECTOR – BARBARA HAGER
omasinahikew eskwew/okiskinotawew eskwew Barbara
Barbara Hager (Metis/Cree) is an award winning documentary producer, writer and director. She produced and directed The New Canoe (CHUM, CTV, APTN), an Aboriginal arts and culture series from 2002 – 2009. Barbara has written and directed three documentaries, From Bella Coola to Berlin (Bravo!, CHUM, APTN, Discovery Germany, Knowledge), Sounds Like Motown (Bravo!, CHUM, APTN, SCN) and Truth Dance & Reconciliation (CBC, APTN). Barbara directed, wrote and produced the Leo Award winning eight X one hour docu-drama series 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas (APTN, NITV, ZDFE). Barbara is a journalist and author of two biographical books.
Barbara Hager apitokososaneskwew wi kihcikawiy eskwew ki otawew anihi ohci kihci-masinahikewina ekwa ka okiskinotawet. ki osihtaw The New Canoe anta CHUM, CTV ekwa APTN ayi ohci nehiyaw naspasinahikewina ayawi 2002 esko 2009. Barbara ki masinaham ekwa ki kiskinwahikew nistwaya kihci masinahikewina From Bella Coola to Berlin anta Bravo! CHUM, APTN, Discovery Germany, Knowledge. Sounds Like Motown (Bravo!, CHUM, APTN, SCN) ekwa Truth Dance & Reconciliation anta (CBC, APTN).. Barbara ki masinaham ekwa ki osehtaw anima Leo Award tasipwa ki otawew ayenanew X peyak tipahikan anihi ohci cakastepayinowa 1491 The Untold Story of the Americas (APTN, NITV, ZDFE). Barbara otachimow eskwew ekwa ki masinaham niso pematesew maskinahekiwina.
DIRECTOR – RENAE MORRISEAU
okiskinotawet – Renae Morriseau
Renae Morriseau (Cree), got her start in television in Winnipeg as the host and producer of the half-hour TV news magazine show First Nations (Global Network). She was the co-writer of Artzone (APTN), a pre-teen television series produced by Dana Claxton. In 2008, she directed a music video, Eyes Wide Open, for the Aboriginal women’s singing ensemble, M’Girl, which she also performs with. She is also an experienced actress having spent five years on North of Sixty in the principle role of Ellen, and had roles in X Files, Da Vinci’s Inquest, and Cold Squad. In 2000, Renae won an American Indian Film Festival Award (AIFF) for her work in Bearwalker, a film by Shirley Cheechoo. She continues to facilitate and lead training programs for youth in the areas of film, video, acting and personal career planning.
Renae Morriseau ki maci atoskatam cakastepayinowa anti Winnipeg apihtaw tipahikanihk mana ka wapahtewek acimowina anta First Nations (Global Network). ki wici askinakhikew anima Artzone anta APTN oskayisak cakastewepayinowa ohci Dana Claxton kaki nihta wici kewasinahiket. 2008 wi ki naspasinahikew kitohcikew cakastewepayiwin Eyes Wide Open anihi ohci nehiyaw eskwewak onikamowak M’Girl ekwota wista ka wiciwet. asci mina mentoni nakayaskam metawew eskwew niyanan aski ohci anta North of Sixty, ka nekan metawet Ellen, X Files, Davinci’s Inquest ekwa Cold Squad. 2000 Renae ki otawew kispinatamasowin anima ohci Bearwalker cakastepayichikan kaki masinaha Shirley Cheechoo. kiyapic wicastam ekwa nekanestam yospisihiwew ta cakastepayihcikek oskaya ohci metawewi kiskinahamowin ekwa ta otoyo isihcikitwaw.
HOSTS – STEVE SXWITHUL’TXW
wehewewak – Steve Sxwithul’txw
Steve Sxwithul’txw’s (Penelakut) professional background includes stints as a security officer, corrections officer, police officer, liquor inspector, auto salesman, dispatch operator for the Vancouver Canucks, reporter, producer, camera operator and television host. Steve is a graduate of BCIT’s broadcasting program which introduced him to a career in media and documentary production. He worked as a story producer for CTV’s First Story. Steve is the host and narrator for Down2Earth (Seasons 1 and 2) and is the host and producer of Warrior Games and Tribal Police Files, both on APTN.
Steve Sxwithul’txw (Penelakut) ki simakanisiwew ekwa ki atoskew nanatohk atoskiwina, otapanask atawakew, sipwetisahikewin Vancouver Canucks ohci, otacimow, masinpayihcikew, ekwa ki wehewew cahkcastepayinihk. Steve ki kisi kiskinohamakisow ante BCIT kanatohtamihk acimowina kiskinahamatowin, ekota ohci ekwa atoskatam kosapacikanihk. ki atoskatam nihta wicikewasinahikewina acimowina anta ohci CTV’s First Story. Steve ki wehewew ekwa wecikewew Down2Earth (Seasons 1 and 2) wehewew ekwa nihta wicikewasinahikew anima ohci Warrior Games and Tribal Police Files nisowayih anta APTN.
HOST – LEAH JOSEPH
wehewew Leigh Joseph
Since she was a child, Leigh Joseph (Squamish Nation), has been fascinated by the natural world and always felt at home in the wilderness. Leigh credits this love of nature to her elders who told her stories of their land and people. They took her out onto the land around Squamish and taught her to learn by observing and listening. This encouraged her to want to learn more about traditional plant foods and medicines that led her to pursue an undergraduate degree in biology and environmental studies at the University of Victoria. In 20012, Leigh earned a Masters of Science Degree from UVIC. 2002 Leigh Joseph ki kespinatamasew Masters of Science Degree ayi ohci UVIC. She uses her foundation in science, along with her cultural and spiritual views on ethnobotany, which allow her to look for ways to bridge traditional ecological knowledge and wisdom with western science. Leigh is the ethnobotany specialist on Down2Earth Season 2.
aspin ohci kaki pe awasiwit Leigh Joseph ki pe mamaskatam oma mecim ohci misiweskamik ekwa tapitaw mana weyitna ki ayaw pikwac sakahk. Leigh Joseph sakihtam oma mecim ohci askiy osam ohci kehte ayak kaki pe achimostatikot oma askiy ekwa ayisinowak. ki etohtahaw ekwote papamih askiy anta Squamish ekwa ki kisinahamwaw kwayask ta kanawapaciket ekwa ta nitohta. ekota ohci ekwa ayiwak nohte kiskeyihtam anihi ohci kistikana ekwa maskikiya ekosi ekwa notaw pimitisaham kehci kiskinahamatowin. apacihtaw eko kakiskiyihtahk iyinesowin ekwa kayas isihcikewin acahko ka esinakwahk ekwa animeyo kakwi wici astat nehiyaw kiskeytamowin ekwa petos iyinesowin. Leigh wi onekan kehcina otaskanesowew anta Down2Earth Season 2.