In recognition of National Indigenous History Month, radio broadcasters across Canada – including 107.5 Kool Fm and Rock 95 – will join together in an unprecedented collaboration to amplify, elevate, listen to, and learn from Indigenous voices.
A DAY TO LISTEN on Wednesday, June 30, is a partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), dedicated to sharing stories from Indigenous leaders, residential school survivors, elders, musicians, and teachers throughout the day from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
“Many Canadians were shocked to learn of the remains of children buried … at residential school sites, something Indigenous communities have known – and shared – for years,” said Sarah Midanik, President & CEO, Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. “We hope that A DAY TO LISTEN, and the ongoing work that we do at DWF, begins a new chapter in our reconciliation journey so that no Canadian is ever shocked again by the horrors inflicted upon Indigenous Peoples.”
With more than 400 radio stations participating, A DAY TO LISTEN aims to leverage the power of radio to enact real change and begin to set a course for a better future.
Canadians are invited to visit DWF throughout the day to learn more about their programming, including the Legacy Schools program, which provides educators with free resources to teach about the true history of residential schools.