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Native Reserve Girl Swaps with Bee Farmer

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Eleven-year-old Shelby holds the title of Miss Minis Six Nations. She is very close to her Native roots: she lives on a reserve, speaks fluent Cayuga and is a jingle dress dancer at pow wows. Rebecca is a ten year-old Dutch bee farmer near Guelph, Ontario. She plays a big part in her family's business in Carlisle, helping to collect combs, smoke bees, make honey and work in the small shop that sells bee and maple products.

The Swap: Shelby learns everything about bee farming - from collecting her own combs to extracting her own honey, while Rebecca immerses herself in Native Culture through food, language and dance at her first ever pow wow.

2003, 24 min