Destination Indigenous and the Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations presents an intimate series of character lead stories exploring the heritage and values of ancestral First Nation and Inuit culinary practices in Canada.

Through the eyes of five acclaimed Indigenous chefs, we are taken on a culinary journey to explore Indigenous cuisine, the values upheld and the in-depth processes passed down through generations, with the spiritual and cultural meaning it has for them and their communities. 


Episode One –  Siila Flaherty – “The Thrill of the hunt” [AIRING MAY 17}

Silla Flaherty, an Inuk chef residing in Iqaluit, Nunavut guides us through her journey of cultural rediscovery through cooking. Join a hunt on the frozen sea ice where we learn the importance of food sovereignty, and the traditional practices followed as uncovering the realities of subsistence living in the arctic tundra.


Episode Two –  Joseph Shawana –  “Food is life”  [AIRING MAY 24]

Chef Joseph Shawana explores his culinary journey, addressing the significance his youth and heritage played in it.  For Joseph, ‘food is life’, demonstrating that it is readily available all around us, should you take the time to look and learn. He is constantly fusing Indigenous culinary teachings and flavourings with western styles. 


Episode Three –  Cezin Nottaway –  “Sugar Bush Girl”  [AIRING MAY 31]

This episode follows chef Cezin Nottaway on her daily routines in the forrest of Kitigan Zibi. On a hiatus a from her career as a prestigious chef, Cezin is reconnecting with her roots and traditional foodways. We join her as she harvests the bounties nature provides; from maple tapping to hide tanning.  


Episode Four –  Scott Iserhoff –  “Concrete Roots” [AIRING JUNE 7]

Scott Iserhoff, founder of Pei Pei Chei Ow, explores indigenous cuisine through his own memories. Now residing in Edmonton with his wife and daughter, we learn how he uses food to reconnect people and place, envoking a feeling of comfort and nostalgia.


Episode Five – Paul Natrall –  “The Bannock Brotherhood” [AIRING JUNE 14]

We join Paul Natrall, known locally as ‘Mr Bannock’ as he takes us through his home territory, the Squamish Nation. We explore the significance of community leadership and the importance of sourcing local ingredients in the creation of his world famous food truck.