That year, when the NX-01 Enterprise arrived at Terra Nova to investigate the colony's fate, Captain Jonathan Archer attempted to persuade Jamin that he and his people were descendants of the original colonists, who were from Earth. Jamin, however, was reluctant to believe that the Novans were descendants of Humans.
Further investigation by the Enterprise crew revealed that the Novans who were living underground were in danger because their water source was contaminated. Archer offered to move the Novans to caves in the southern region of the planet.
At first Jamin refused to trust Archer, believing their planet was poisoned in an attack from Earth years ago, and now Archer wanted to take their home from them. Even though his mother, Nadet, started to believed Archer - shown a photograph of a group of colonists, she recognized the quite Human child in it as her younger self - Jamin still didn't trust him. The rescue of a Novan pinned under a tree root by Jamin and Archer, who used his phase pistol to cut the wood so that they could lift it high enough for the injured man to break free, helped build trust between them. Along with this new found trust and the word of Nadet, he and the other Novans were persuaded to accept the Starfleet captain's assistance. (ENT: "Terra Nova")