We dedicated an entire season of Red Man Laughing to conversations, explorations and investigations into reconciliation. Season 5 of Red Man Laughing has garnered 150,000 downloads and is being listened to around the world by those interested in independent voices on the movement toward reconciliation in Canada.
In November of 2013, some of our CJSW news volunteers attended a public hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada that was held in Calgary. We were able to record hours of testimony from the public. This includes: Indian Residential School Survivors, their children, staff from the schools, and people otherwise affected by Canada’s residential school system. This series presents some of the recordings from the hearings.
On each episode hosts Matika Wilbur (Tulalip and Swinomish) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation), delve into a different topic facing Native peoples today, bringing in guests from all over Indian Country to offer perspectives and stories. We dive deep, play some games, laugh a lot, cry sometimes, and hope that you’ll join us on this journey together.