Tiga Talk

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Tiga Talk!
The Tiga Talk! logo
Created byIrene Green, Hilary Pryor
StarringIrene Green
Art Napoleon
Kate-La Faith Hanuse
Gabriel Paul
shauntelle Dick-Charleson
Isaac Elijah
Kyra Heberlein
Calvin Cooke
Brian Culp (puppeteer)
Ingrid Hansen (puppeteer)
Steve Barker (puppeteer)
Rob Hunter (puppeteer)
Opening themeComposed by Ry Moran
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes43 (list of episodes)
Executive producersIrene Green
Hilary Pryor
ProducersIrene Green
Hilary Pryor
Running time30 minutes
Original network APTN
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)32x30
Original releaseNovember 19, 2008 (2008-11-19)
External links
Tiga Talk Official Website Website

Tiga Talk! is a Canadian children's television series featuring a wolf cub puppet called Tiga. Produced for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network in Canada, the show uses puppets and live-action stories to explore First Nations culture. [1]





Filming occurs at various locations including the city of Victoria, Little Raven pre-school, Kuper Island First Nations and Nitinat Lake [1]


There are four seasons of Tiga Talk! included six episodes in 2008, thirteen episodes in 2009, thirteen episodes in 2010, and eleven episodes in 2011.

Season 1: (2008)

  1. Shh is for Sharing
  2. Fuh is for Friends
  3. SSS is for Smiling
  4. Guh is for Growing
  5. LLL is for Listening
  6. CCC is for Caring

Season 2: (2009)

  1. Dreams
  2. Birthdays
  3. Keep Trying
  4. Dwellings
  5. Dance
  6. Safety
  7. Food
  8. Food Preparation
  9. Exercise
  10. Spring
  11. Summer
  12. Fall
  13. Winter

Season 3: (2010)

  1. Building
  2. Appreciate the World We See
  3. Listen to the World
  4. Remembering the Past
  5. Keep Smiling
  6. Competition
  7. Dressing Up
  8. Making Music
  9. Trees
  10. Babies
  11. Treasures
  12. Giving Gifts
  13. Camping

Season 4: (2011)

  1. Laughter
  2. Hands and Feet
  3. Tiga and Hiccups
  4. Moving
  5. Do It On My Own
  6. I Feel Left Out
  7. Where Is It?
  8. I Want A Pet
  9. What Shall I Wear
  10. Who's That?
  11. Cook Out!

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  1. 1 2 "Press Release #3 TIGA TALK! A 6-PART CHILDREN'S SERIES FOR APTN PREMIERES NOVEMBER 19, 8:30 am ET/MT, 7:30 AM, BC" (PDF). Hummingbird Take Two and May Street Productions. October 27, 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-05.