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Working It Out Together Season 1

The six-part series Working It Out Together follows former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller’s journey to help eight Aboriginal people turn their lives around. The participants are dealing with nearly every issue related to wellness, from obesity, eating disorders, low self-esteem, emotional trauma, busy schedules, depression, poor nutrition, substance abuse and lack of motivation. Relying on the numerous experts she has in her network, Waneek will tackle all of these obstacles with each individual. They will need to find a way to achieve results and transform their lives for the better.

By observing the pitfalls and triumphs of everyday people as they try to get healthy, the audience will learn many lessons and, hopefully, be inspired and empowered to make changes in their own lives.

Directors

Tracey Deer & Angie-Pepper O’Bomsawin

 

Writer

Tracey Deer

 

Producers:

Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon,

& Linda Ludwick

 

Executive Producers:

Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon,

Linda Ludwick & Ernest Webb

 

Creative Producer:

Tracey Deer

 

Digital Media Producer:

Kim Ross

 

Editors

Carl Freed & James Malloch

 

Composer

Rara

 

Creators:

Tracey Deer, Waneek Horn-Miller & Keith Morgan

 

Creative Producer:

Tracey Deer

 

Broadcasters:

APTN, FNX

 

Format:

6 x 22 minutes – Documentary series –

Mohawk & English

 

Press Kit 

 

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The Cast

 

Chloe

Chloe

Age: 27

Occupation: Online Gaming Consultant

Starting Weight: 285.4 lbs.
Reason for taking the Working it Out Together Challenge: She has nothing to lose but excess pounds.

 

 

Kahnhehsentha

Kahnhehsentha

Age: 19
Occupation: Teenager
Starting Weight: 260.6 lbs.
Reason for taking the Working it Out Together Challenge: She knows what she wants, but needs the tools to make it happen.

 

 

Kary-Ann

Kary-Ann

Age: 38
Occupation: Aboriginal Community Development Officer
Starting Weight: 265.8
Reason for taking the Working it Out Together Challenge: She wants to get moving – toward a fresh start.

 

 

 

Kwanatawi

Kwanátá:wi

Age: 12
Occupation: Student
Starting Weight: 212.6
Reason for taking the Working it Out Together Challenge: She wants to feel good when she looks in the mirror

 

 

 

Owisokon

Owisokon

Age: 55
Occupation: Artist + Teacher
Starting Weight: 233.1
Reason for taking the Working it Out Together Challenge: She wants to be there for her grandchildren, every step of the way.

 

 

 

Steve

Steve

Age: 34
Occupation: Newspaper publisher & editor
Starting Weight: 233.2
Reason for taking the Working it Out Together Challenge: He wants to figure how to balance work and wellness for a healthy future.

The Experts

 

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Waneek Horn-Miller – Olympic Athlete

Waneek Horn-Miller is an Olympic athlete from the Kahnawake Mohawk territory, located on the south shore of Montréal and host of Working it Out Toegther. She has traveled throughout Canada and the United States speaking about her experiences both in and out of sports.

 

 

 

Larry-Hunter

Larry Hunter – Personal Trainer

“My goal is to share my interest in fitness, strength and conditioning to people who are looking to make a change in their health and are looking for guidance in achieving their goals… Health should be everyone’s top priority. You can’t enjoy life to the fullest if you’re not in good physical and mental health.”

 

 

Jayne-Murdoch

Jayne Murdoch – Registered Dietitian

“Fad diets only offer quick fixes and are not sustainable. Instead of dieting, weight loss is best achieved by adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy eating pattern and physical activity. My primary goal is to teach the participants Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide – a healthy eating pattern to be followed during their weight loss and afterward.”

 

 

Tiffany-Deer

Tiffany Wahsontiiostha Deer – Chef

“As Native people, I think it’s natural that we pioneer this movement away from big business food and opt for organic, healthy choices. I hope to show people that it isn’t hard to incorporate good food into our diets. Healthy food seems to have a bad reputation with a lot of people. It can actually be very delicious!”

 

 

Theresa-Ducharme

Theresa Ducharme – Fitness Specialist

Theresa Ducharme is CEO and founder of Lemon Cree, a health and fitness organization that specializes in fun recreational activities that bring a holistic approach to exercise. “We’re starting a movement; call it a revolution or merely a change in lifestyle. It is time to get back to our roots and restore our values; and it starts with our health.”

 

 

Sandra-Reich

Sandra Reich – M.Ed

Sandra Reich is the Clinical Director of the Montréal Center of Anxiety and Depression as well as a qualified and experienced Cognitive Behavioral Therapist specializing in Anxiety Disorders.
She has been featured on Discovery Health Channel, Bravo and Global as an expert on the topic of anxiety.

 

 

 

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Dr. Ojistoh Horn – Family Medicine

Dr. Ojistoh Horn comes from the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake where she works as a family physician.
“I know from personal experience that physical activity is a means to achieve self-discipline, a healthy respect for one’s body, and high self-esteem,” Dr. Horn shares. “It’s key to getting everything else in balance.”

 

 

Konwatsitsawi-Meloche

Konwatsitsa:wi Meloche – Public Speaker

Konwatsitsa:wi is a passionate presenter who splits her time between the Kahnawake Mohawk territory in Québec and New Mexico. A member of the bear clan, she is also a high school teacher who has a Bachelor and Master of Arts degree in Educational Studies from Concordia University

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