Episodes

EPISODE 1 – PHILIPPINES

From a remote mountain village in the Northern Philippines, Wang Od Oggay carries on the tattooing tradition of her ancestors, offering those who come to her the sacred markings that were once reserved for the women and warriors of the Kalinga people.

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Monday, October 7th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, October 17th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 2 – ALBERTA

Métis artist Amy Malbeuf’s insatiable appetite for new creative outlets has led her to work in many artistic fields, including traditional Indigenous tattooing.

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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Monday, October 14th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, October 24th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 3 – INDONESIA

The Mentawai people inhabit a group of islands west of Sumatra, in Indonesia.

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019 – 4:30AM
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Monday, October 21st, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, October 31st, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 4 – BRITISH COLUMBIA

Dion Kaszas is an artist and scholar of mixed heritage who feels a strong connection to his Interior Salish roots.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Monday, October 28th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 5 – SAMOA

Western Samoa is one of the few places on the planet where traditional tattooing continued unimpeded through the colonial era.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Monday, November 11th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, November 14th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 6 – NEWFOUNDLAND

Jordan Bennett is an artist of Mi’kmaq descent whose work blends pop culture and traditional teachings into work that connects the past, the present and the future.

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Thursday, September 12th, 2019 – 4:30AM
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Monday, November 4th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, November 21st, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 7 – HAWAII

If Keone Nunes had never picked up the tools and answered the call to master of kakau, there would likely be no traditional tattooing in Hawaii today.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 – 4:30AM
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Monday, November 18th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, November 28th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 8 – SEATTLE

Seattle-born artist Nahaan sees tattoo, like many other forms of artistic expression, as a political act and a form of resistance.

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Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Monday, November 25th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 9 – NEW ZEALAND

In the twentieth century, the Maori of New Zealand all but lost their tattooing tradition.

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Thursday, September 26th, 2019 – 4:30AM
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Monday, December 2nd, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, December 12th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 10 – ALASKA

Marjorie Tahbone, an Alaskan artist of Inupiaq heritage, was first among the living women of her family to get her traditional chin tattoo.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 – 8:30PM
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Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Thursday, December 19th, 2019 – 4:30AM

EPISODE 11 – PRINCE RUPERT

As the only living tattoo artist from the Nisga’a Nation, Nakkita Trimble hopes to revive the traditional process of tattooing known as gihlee’e.

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Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 – 4:30AM
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Monday, December 16th, 2019 – 8:30PM

EPISODE 12 – MEXICO

The ancient city of Palenque was once a hub of Mayan civilization. For centuries after its decline, it lay hidden under layers of tropical vegetation, until modern archaeologists peeled back the jungle to reveal it to the world in the last century.

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 – 2:00PM
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Monday, December 23rd, 2019 – 8:30PM

EPISODE 13 – TORONTO

Jay Soule is a multidisciplinary artist known as “Chippewar” in the Indigenous community. His internationally-recognized work expresses much of the angst of today’s Indigenous population in Canada.

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Thursday, October 10th, 2019 – 4:30AM
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Monday, December 30th, 2019 – 8:30PM

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