First Alaskans

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  • 2022
  • 2 Seasons

On their ancestral lands, Alaska Natives use knowledge passed down through the generations to survive and thrive in today's rapidly changing environment.

First Alaskans is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on May 30, 2022.

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Death Stroll
14. Death Stroll
June 7, 2023
In an ever-changing climate, Alaska natives fight to retain their way of life.
Taken by the Wolf
13. Taken by the Wolf
June 7, 2023
An approaching Alaskan winter blurs the line between predator and prey.
Against the Wind
12. Against the Wind
June 7, 2023
Alaska Natives recover from the damage of Typhoon Merbok.
11. Homelands
June 7, 2023
Alaskan Native families carry on their traditional ways on their homelands.
Answer the Call
10. Answer the Call
June 7, 2023
Alaska Natives train the next generation to provide from the land.
Stepping Stones
9. Stepping Stones
June 7, 2023
The younger generation of Alaska Natives step up to new challenges.
Strong Foundation
8. Strong Foundation
May 23, 2023
Alaska Natives provide for their community as their ancestors did on the same lands. Chris and Nalu Apassingok battle the rough seas to harvest birds. Marvin Agnot repairs his father
Good Medicine
7. Good Medicine
May 23, 2023
Alaskan Natives carry on tradition and build strength through community. Jody Potts-Joseph and her husband Jamey hunt for waterfowl and break frybread with family. Marcella Amodo-White and her family fish for salmon in the bays of Kodiak Island. Tig Strassburg builds a memorial fence for a departed friend. And the Apassingok siblings share an adventure at their camp for the first time as adults.
Burning Daylight
6. Burning Daylight
May 16, 2023
When the sun doesn
Captain and Striker
5. Captain and Striker
May 16, 2023
Spring has sprung in Alaska, giving Indigenous Peoples the opportunity to switch up their routines. While seal hunting, Daniel passes the torch to his sons as captain and striker of the boat. Joel treks deep into the wilderness to rebuild his father
Family Strength
4. Family Strength
May 9, 2023
As the land thaws, Indigenous Peoples of Alaska pursue outdoor opportunities. The Apassingoks and a family friend, travel to their camp 70 miles away to hunt for birds and beach comb for ivory. Marvin Agnot and his nephew Glyndarial White set a halibut skate in search of fresh fish. Tig Strassburg and his children build an arctic entryway to prevent bears from entering the family cabin.
Warrior Spirit
3. Warrior Spirit
May 9, 2023
A need to sustain cultural practice drives Indigenous Peoples of Alaska to carry on tradition. John Pingayak shares knowledge his people have acquired over millennia with his family. Joel Jacko builds a traditional smokehouse. Tig Strassburg and his family set a beaver snare in hopes to bring home some meat. Jody Potts-Joseph and her son Denali, hunt for caribou to feed her village.
Uncertainty of the Future
2. Uncertainty of the Future
May 2, 2023
Springtime brings new opportunities and hazards for Indigenous Alaskans. Marvin Agnot takes his nephew Justin across the bay to hunt for goats among the cliffs. John Pingayak imparts survival skills to his grandson.
Good Day to Be Indigenous
1. Good Day to Be Indigenous
May 2, 2023
In an ever-changing climate, Alaska natives utilize the resources of the arctic to sustain their lives. The Apassingok family navigates the Bering Sea to harvest food after a slow winter season. Jody Potts-Joseph and family attempt to secure a winter moose. Tig Strassburg and his sons pursue a wolverine. And John Pingayak and his grandson travel the tundra in search of opportunity for food.
Where to Watch First Alaskans
First Alaskans is available for streaming on the Disney+ website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch First Alaskans on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 30, 2022