A Day To Listen
In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), A DAY TO LISTEN is dedicated to sharing stories from Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors, elders, musicians, and teachers throughout the day.
The collaboration was first conceived following the public announcement that the remains of 215 children were buried at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School and growing numbers of children at former residential school sites across Canada. Last week’s announcement of the discovery of the 751 unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school in Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan further signifies the need for the conversations that are long overdue.
A Day To Listen will run on June 30th from 6AM to 6PM, with more than 400 radio stations participating, spanning different markets, regions, and formats, and aiming to leverage the power of radio to enact real change and begin to set a course for a more equitable future. 2 stories will be shared per hour, and we will be pre-empting some of our regularly scheduled programming to participate.
The mission of DWF is to create a pathway towards reconciliation, and to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians. For more information and resources please visit the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
Please reach out for support if you, or someone you know is in need, during this time. The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line is 1−866−925−4419 and has been set up to provide support for former students and those affected.