For those outside of Canada, click here to watch episode 3 of Thunder Blanket on YouTube.
Thunder Blanket is a 5-part series that explores a young Aboriginal woman’s battle against breast cancer and the complexity of being a traditionalist searching for a cure in a modern world.
Roxann and her family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the people of Kahnawake, as well as from First Nations and cancer survivors across Canada. After the resounding success of a community-wide breakfast fundraiser held for her, Roxann finds herself conflicted between the demands of becoming a public spokesperson for cancer awareness and the more personal demands of coping with the physical and emotional effects of the treatment. In the midst of this burst of love and support, tensions begin to mount as the frustrating and exhausting journey to recovery wears on.