“NIKAN” means “to go ahead” in several First Nations languages in Quebec. It’s also the title of a television series about the First Nation and Inuit communities in our province. Each week, the series showcases a different young person aged from 20 to 35 years old, chosen for having overcome hardships and difficulties in their lives – either by getting involved in a constructive project or by succeeding in their chosen field. Each young person introduces us to the people who are an integral part of the social and economic fabric of their communities. They share their worldview, philosophy, values, their vision for the future and their view of the complex heritage bequeathed them by their families and communities. From Mistissini to Maliotenam to Wemotaci to Salluit, NIKAN invites the viewer to discover the culturally rich but not always known First Nations and Inuit peoples of Quebec.
Productions Léa Pascal