Reconciliation Radio

Every weekday from September 12–24, Media Mornings presents voices breaking down and raising up the need for genuine reconciliation for survivors of Canada’s colonial residential school program.

As the City of Vancouver marks Reconciliation Week, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hears testimony from some of the 150,000 aboriginal residential school students, we’ll delve deeper into the ongoing legacy and impacts of what many call an attempt at genocide, and highlight voices of resistance.


PODCAST: Reconciliation Radio Special (Part 2)

An estimated 70,000 took part in a Reconciliation Walk in Vancouver Sept. 22. Photo by Zack Embree/Vancouver Observer
  • 02:15 — This week’s top news headlines from across Canada and around the world. Produced & hosted by David P. Ball.
  • 14:00 — Interview with Karen Joseph (Executive Director of Reconciliation Canada), about her organization’s week of events surrounding Vancouver hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Interviewed on ACCESS TV by Sid Chow Tan.
  • 29:30 — Interview with Glen Coulthard (Yelloknives Dene; professor of First Nations Studies and Political Science at the University of British Columbia) on the politics of resentment versus Canada’s vision for “reconciliation” between Canadians and Indigenous Peoples. Interviewed Sept. 19 by David P. Ball.
  • Music: Eekwol (“Apprentro”), Hell n Back (“All Nationz”), Propagandhi (“Bringer of Greater Things” live).


PODCAST: Reconciliation Radio Special (Part 1)

Photo by David P. Ball / 24 Hours
  • 03:30 — This week’s top news headlines from across Canada and around the world. Produced & hosted by David P. Ball.
  • 16:45 — Interview with Chief Robert Joseph, founder of Reconciliation Canada, organizers of a week of events surrounding the TRC hearings. Interviewed Sept. 12 by David P. Ball.
  • 28:20 — Interview with Khelsilem Rivers, a Squamish & Kwakwaka’wakw community organizer and language preservation activist. Interviewed on Sept 17 by Irwin Oostindie.
  • 45:00 — Interview with Dian Million (Athabascan), an Indigenous feminist scholar, and associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. Interviewed Sept 16 by Irwin Oostindie.
  • MusicKeith Secola (“Say Your Name”), Buffy Ste Marie (“Cho Cho Fire”), Tru Rez Cru (“Endless Tearz”).


Daniel Tseghay (Mainlander, Georgia Straight)

Daniel Tseghay is an activist and writer in Vancouver, a member of Mainlander Radio, and a regular contributor to the Georgia Straight. He recently wrote an article there, ‘Reconciliation is not only about the past,’ examining ongoing colonialism today. Interviewed on Sept. 20 by Derrick O’Keefe.


PODCAST: Reconciliation Radio Special (Part 1)

Photo by David P. Ball / 24 Hours
  • 03:30 — This week’s top news headlines from across Canada and around the world. Produced & hosted by David P. Ball.
  • 16:45 — Interview with Chief Robert Joseph, founder of Reconciliation Canada, organizers of a week of events surrounding the TRC hearings. Interviewed Sept. 12 by David P. Ball.
  • 28:20 — Interview with Khelsilem Rivers, a Squamish & Kwakwaka’wakw community organizer and language preservation activist. Interviewed on Sept 17 by Irwin Oostindie.
  • 45:00 — Interview with Dian Million (Athabascan), an Indigenous feminist scholar, and associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. Interviewed Sept 16 by Irwin Oostindie.
  • Music: Keith Secola (“Say Your Name”), Buffy Ste Marie (“Cho Cho Fire”), Tru Rez Cru (“Endless Tearz”).

Karen Joseph (Reconciliation Canada)

THIS SEGMENT:
Karen Joseph is Executive Director of Reconciliation Canada, the organization sponsoring a week of events surrounding Vancouver hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Interviewed on ACCESS TV by Sid Chow Tan.


Charlie Smith (Georgia Straight)

Charlie Smith is editor of the Georgia Straight newspaper. We talked about Reconciliation Week, the ongoing nature of colonialism, and allegations that UBC’s FROSH week also included chanting “White Man Steal Our Land.”


Glen Coulthard (UBC First Nations Studies)

Glen Coulthard, Yelloknives Dene, is a professor of First Nations Studies and Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Broadcast on Sept. 19 by David P. Ball.


Khelsilem Rivers (Squamish & Kwakwaka’wakw activist)

Part 1 of 2. Khelsilem Rivers is a Squamish & Kwakwaka’wakw community organizer and language preservation activist. Interviewed on Sept 17 by Irwin Oostindie.


Betsy Bruyere & Khelsilem Rivers

Part 2 of 2: Betsy Bruyere organized a picket at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission events in protest of an event she believes is phony. Khelsilem Rivers is a Squamish & Kwakwaka’wakw community organizer and language preservation activist. Interviewed on Sept 17 by Irwin Oostindie.


Dian Million (author: ‘Therapeutic Nations‘)

THIS SEGMENT:
Dian Million (Athabascan) is an Indigenous feminist scholar, and associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and author of Therapeutic Nations: Healing in an Age of Indigenous Human Rights. Interviewed Sept 16 by Irwin Oostindie.


Andrea Reimer (City of Vancouver)

THIS SEGMENT:
Andrea Reimer is a councillor with the City of Vancouver, which has officially declared a Year of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Interviewed Sept 16 by Irwin Oostindie.

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