Parents' Guide to

Wapos Bay

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Gentle show teaches life lessons on a Cree reservation.

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So happy Native people have a TV channel. I enjoyed watching wapos bay, Loved this show! Very good and cute for kids I Laughed a lot. Good messages for kids. Will watch with my grandson! Thank you.

Is It Any Good?

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This show is a fantastic way to learn about modern Indigenous life in a Cree community. Wapos Bay shows diverse characters doing ordinary things and living with contemporary technology, which may expand non-Indigenous kids' ideas of native peoples. It's really fun to see elements of Cree culture (like a moose-calling competition at the Winter Festival), rural living (the competing hockey team had to fly to their town because it's so remote), and the cold-weather environment (people get around with snowmobiles). The stop-motion animation has a beautiful setting complete with snow and northern lights, and a lovely fiddle-centric score.

That said, the show's gentle pace might be a bit slow for some kids. There is a slight mismatch between some of the more adventurous aspects of the show and the moral lessons that might be better suited for younger kids.

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