On Wednesday, June 30, Indie88 will join radio stations across the country to broadcast A Day To Listen, a day of radio programming dedicated to sharing stories from Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors, elders, musicians, and teachers in partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.
The collaboration follows 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. With more than 400 radio stations participating, spanning different markets, regions, and formats, A Day To Listen aims to leverage the power of radio to enact real change and begin to set a course for a more equitable future.
The mission of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is to create a pathway towards reconciliation, and to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education, and connections between all Canadians.
Visit DownieWenjack.ca to learn more about their programming, including the Legacy Schools program, which offers free resources for educators to teach true history of residential schools in Canada.