First Stories is a highly successful aboriginal filmmaker’s program presented by the NFB, CBC, and Telefilm Canada. The program invites Aboriginal filmmakers to tell the stories that are important to them and their communities. Walking alone: When Shawn Bernard started a rap group, he never dreamed that it would turn into a gang. But before long, the rap group was overshadowed by the increasingly notorious Aboriginal gang. Two spirited: A man competes as a Jingle Dress dancer—a category normally reserved for women. His guidance (Okiskinotahewewin): This stirring short film examines a drummer’s very personal relationship to the drum, from his first encounter with a powwow drum and how that experience ultimately changed his life, to its role as a spiritual mentor and guide. Hooked up: NDNs online: A single mother plunges into the world of online dating, relating her experiences through a video diary.