TimeTraveller™ runs seventy-five minutes in nine episodes, but covers over 600 years, from a pre-Columbian America to a “present” well ahead of us.
Grounded in factual history, the science-fiction series is entirely engaging. In the introductory, framing narrative, we meet Hunter, a Montréal Mohawk who seeks an alternative to the “over-mediated, hyper-consumerist North America” of 2121. He logs on to his edutainment system, his TimeTraveller™, visiting significant confrontations between Natives and Whites, including the Minnesota Massacre in 1875 and the Oka Crisis at Kanesatake in 1990. At the occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969, he meets the lovely Karahkwenhawi, whom he had rescued as a child at Kanesatake. They visit the Aztecs in pre-Columbian Mexico, the 2112 Manito Ahbee intergalactic powwow at the Olympic Stadium in Winnipeg and take up a sparkling new life together in 2121. As he states in closing, “I’m the luckiest man in history.”