A Burnaby screenwriter’s historical documentary series is back for a second season on APTN.
Tim Johnson is the creator and writer of Nations at War. The series follows the mass migration of peoples across North America, from the 17th-century migrations of the Ojibwe to the 19th-century American settlers.
“For the majority of human history, North America's population was entirely Indigenous in its character. Then, in the early 1600s, Europeans began to establish colonies along the Atlantic coast. These settlements became gateways through which millions of people would eventually flow west, creating incessant demand for new land,” a press release about the show explains.
“However, these foreigners were not the only migrants creating chaos as they claimed new homes across North America. Nations like the Ojibwe and Lakota were already on the move. Their migration created a domino effect which provoked conflict and cultural change, as peoples who already called the west home fought to defend their territory.”
The series is hosted by David H. Lyle and features Eldon Yellowhorn, a Simon Fraser University professor of archeology. Jason Friesen of Chasing Pictures Inc. serves as producer, writer and director.